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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.

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The company aims to further grow both margins and market share, by continuing to develop specialized products in accordance with specific customer needs, Lao said.
The reduced spread between EBITDA margins and operating margins supports that conclusion, the Reagan consultant said.
Profitability of NESTLE in Sep Qtr was marred by contraction in gross margins, down 197bps YoY to 32 percent and higher financial charges, up 71 percent YoY.
CSX's Listing and Disclosure Department director Lamun Soleil said on Thursday that the decreasing trend of profit margins showed weaker performance compared to past years, but the level wasn't worrying.
In a letter to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra), the Petroleum Division has conveyed a secret decision of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet taken on May 30 that increased the margins. Ogra would be required to include in the sale prices of oil products for July based on higher margins for OMCs and their dealers.
The petroleum division in a secret letter sent to Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) revealed a secret decision taken by the Economic Coordination Committee (EC) of the cabinet on May 30th had approved the rise in margins, reported Dawn.
In a sharp contrast, the PML-N government, on the one hand, left the decision on upward revision in petroleum product prices for the caretaker government, but, on the other hand, it quietly increased the margins on diesel and petrol effective July 2018.
The survey was primarily focused on the elements of breast cancer processing and reporting with the greatest impact on evaluating the risk of IBTR in patients treated with BCT, with a particular emphasis on specimen margins. Moreover, we assess the level of compliance among participants in the survey with CAP breast cancer protocols, as well as alignment of their practices with the recent SSO/ ASTRO and SSO/ASTRO/ASCO consensus guidelines.
However, the report of clear margins on frozen section does not guarantee that local recurrence will not occur nor does the report of positive frozen section imply that recurrence is imminent.
However, the performance of the top 20% of retailers by SSSG ultimately came at the expense of profits, as these companies saw margins decline slightly (0.3%) from 2008 to 2012.
Many studies are available which estimated marketing margins of major crops which include Partadiredja (1971) for rice, Khushk and Smith (1996) for mango, Ishaq et al.
SBSDs would have to follow prescriptive rules for assessing margins for nonfinancial end users in the case of noncleared swap transactions.