Whisper number or forecast

Definition:

An unofficial earnings estimate of a company given to clients by a security analyst if there is more optimism or pessimism about earnings than shown in the published number. These are often found on the Internet.

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Interfund transactions

Financial arrangements effected by payments made from one fund group (either Federal funds or trust funds) to another group.

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