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1. a guide.
2. an act of guiding.
anticipatory guidance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the preparation of a patient for an anticipated development and/or situational crisis.
health system guidance in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as facilitating a patient's location and use of appropriate health services.
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1. The act of guiding.
2. A guide.
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1. The act of guiding.
2. A guide.
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In providing its operating earnings guidance, the company notes that there could be differences between expected reported earnings and estimated operating earnings for matters such as, but not limited to, acquisitions, divestitures or changes in accounting principles.
The practice of earnings guidance became more common during the late 1990s, after the US Congress protected companies from liability for statements about their projected performance.
"A Survey of Investor Relations and Earnings Guidance," a 2015 research study published by IMA[R] and the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), surveyed accounting and finance executives to assess the incidence of activities associated with investor relations, earnings guidance, and earnings management within their companies.
Some firms choose to bring analyst expectations closer to internal earnings projections by offering earnings guidance for one or more future accounting periods.
This study examines the prevalence and intensity of nonearnings corporate guidance and how managers choose such guidance along with earnings guidance from a portfolio of forward-looking signals.
Craig Lindner, American Financial Group's (AFG) co-chief executive officers, say in a statement that drought conditions throughout the United States will "adversely impact 2012 crop insurance profitability," and the specialty commercial insurer dropped its earnings guidance by $0.50 per share, "although the precise impact on AFG's core operating earnings is uncertain."
This earnings guidance summary was provided by EarningsWhispers, a leading provider of earnings expectations - including corporate guidance announcements and analysts' expectations that differ from published estimates.
Quest reduced its 2010 earnings guidance to between $3.90 and $4 per share, down from a previous expectation of between $4 and $4.20 per share.
Also, based on lower than expected holiday sales, the company said that it is reducing its third quarter earnings guidance to USD1.20 to USD1.40 per share.
In addition, Titan issued initial earnings guidance for fiscal year 2008 in the range of $15 million to $17.5 million, or $.24 to $.28 per diluted share.
Additionally, the company said the financial impact of the delay would not be material to earnings and that its earnings guidance for 2007 and 2008 remained unchanged.
As a result, Inter Parfums raised its 2006 earnings guidance to a range of $17.2 million to $17.5 million, ahead of analyst expectations.