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securities,

in finance, instruments giving to their legal holders rights to money or other property. Securities include stocks, bonds, notes, mortgages, bills of lading, and bills of exchange. See speculationspeculation,
practice of engaging in business in order to make quick profits from fluctuations in prices, as opposed to the practice of investing in a productive enterprise in order to share in its earnings.
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organized market for the trading of stocks and bonds (see bond; stock). Such markets were originally open to all, but at present only members of the owning association may buy and sell directly.
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Securities

 

documents indicating a right of ownership (such as stocks, bonds, letters of credit, bills of exchange, checks, and bills of lading) that may only be redeemed upon their presentation. The various categories of securities are (1) securities made out in the name of a specific person, (2) securities made out in the name of the first purchaser and “at his order” (meaning that the person indicated thereon is entitled to transfer the securities by endorsement), and (3) securities that are payable to the bearer and do not indicate in whose name they were issued.

The loss of securities usually means loss of the right to redemption expressed therein. In some instances, however, measures are indicated to protect the rightful owner. Thus a procedure is established in Soviet legislation by means of which the rights of the bearer may be restored upon loss of a savings book.

In capitalist society the principal types of securities are stocks and bonds issued by capitalist enterprises and state loan bonds. Mortgage deeds issued by mortgage banks on land, houses, and other immovable property are a special kind of bond. Securities may represent a capital share in an enterprise or may be evidence of money lent out, and they may confer the right to a regular income in the form of dividends or interest.

The issuance of securities is one of the most important operations of finance capital; it is used by monopolies to extract maximum profits—for example, the huge amounts of founders’ profits obtained from the issuance of securities of newly organized stock companies. Since securities yield an income to their owners, they are bought and sold at specified prices on the stock exchange.

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36--Reporting requirements for State member banks subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995).
You should consider the areas of risk described under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" in our periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and those risk factors included as Exhibit 99 thereto, titled "Risk Factors Affecting our Business and Future Results," in connection with any forward-looking statements that may be made by us and our businesses generally.
Therefore, this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including, for example, statements that SouthFirst expects the deregistration of its common stock to become effective within 90 days, that SouthFirst expects its common stock to continue to be traded on the OTCBB and that SouthFirst believes deregistration will reduce its expenses.
The Company said that it will continue to comply with its obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder, including filing annual reports on Form 10-KSB and quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB.
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the risks described in the documents Vivendi has filed with the U.
For a portion of the authorized repurchase amount, Check Point may enter into a plan that is compliant with Rule 10b5-1 of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that is designed to facilitate these purchases.

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