- To underachieve, to not reach standards or expectations, especially with respect to a financial investment.
Even outside the Anglo-Saxon world, underperforming public companies have become vulnerable to hostile takeover.
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underperform — ► VERB ▪ perform less well than expected. DERIVATIVES underperformance noun … English terms dictionary
underperform — [un΄dər pər fôrm′] vi. to function less effectively or be less successful than expected or required vt. to produce a smaller return than: said of stocks, mutual funds, etc. underperformance n. underperformer n … English World dictionary
underperform — In general, this means to do worse than some particular benchmark. Mutual Fund XYZ is said to underperform the S&P500 if its return falls short of the S&P500 return. However, this language does not take risk into account. That is, one might have… … Financial and business terms
Underperform — When a security is expected to appreciate at a slower rate than the overall market. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * underperform un‧der‧per‧form [ˌʌndəpəˈfɔːm ǁ dərpərˈfɔːrm] verb [intransitive, transitive] FINANCE if a company,… … Financial and business terms
underperform — UK [ˌʌndə(r)pə(r)ˈfɔː(r)m] / US [ˌʌndərpərˈfɔrm] verb [intransitive] Word forms underperform : present tense I/you/we/they underperform he/she/it underperforms present participle underperforming past tense underperformed past participle… … English dictionary
underperform — underperformance, n. /un deuhr peuhr fawrm /, v.t., v.i. to perform less well than (another of its kind, a general average, etc.) or less well than expected: Surprisingly, the stock has underperformed the market indexes all year. Several of our… … Universalium
Underperform — An analyst recommendation that means a stock is expected to do slightly worse than the market return. Also known as market underperform, moderate sell, or weak hold. Exact definitions vary between brokerages, but in general this rating is worse… … Investment dictionary
underperform — /ʌndəpəˈfɔm/ (say unduhpuh fawm) verb (i) to perform at a level below what might be expected from previous performances: *the pressure of video scrutiny could lead nervous surgeons to underperform. –aap news, 2004. –underperformance, noun… … Australian English dictionary
underperform — /ˌʌndəpə fɔ:m/ verb ♦ to underperform the market to perform worse than the rest of the market ● The hotel group has underperformed the sector this year … Dictionary of banking and finance
underperform — un|der|per|form [ˌʌndəpəˈfo:m US ˌʌndərpərˈfo:rm] v [I] if a business underperforms, it does not make as much profit as it expected to make … Dictionary of contemporary English