underperformer love

Definitions

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  • n. One who or that which underperforms, having performance that is below average or below expectations; often specifically a company or stock

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a business that is less successful than expected
  • n. a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates

Etymologies

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underperform +‎ -er

Examples

  • Venezuela now is in retreat, a Latin American underperformer, while its uncomfortable neighbor, Colombia, shines.

    Humanizing Hugo Chavez

  • Equity analyst Deborah Aitken of Bryan Garnier and Co. said the company has been an "underperformer" recently and predicted the reconciliation wouldn't have a major impact on the overall balance of ownership at L'Oreal.

    L'Oreal Family Feud OVER

  • Even if Angels & Demons does only 2/3 of the business of its forebearer, that's still $145 million in the US and $360 million overseas, leading to a half-billion dollars for this alleged 'underperformer'.

    Scott Mendelson: Angels & Demons Barely Edges Out Star Trek: HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review (05/10/09)

  • "SingTel remains an 'underperformer' with likely de-rating catalysts coming from competition in India, rising competition in Australia and prospects of a heated 3G spectrum auction in Australia," CIMB analyst Kelvin Goh said in a note.

    The Economic Times

  • "underperformer" recently and predicted the reconciliation wouldn't have a major impact on the overall balance of ownership at L'Oreal.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • The riskiest part of the night is moving 30 Rock, an acclaimed but uneven underperformer, to the 10/9c hour, yoked with the innocuous Outsourced.

    Roush Review: A Thursday Logjam

  • The unit, formerly a cash cow, is now a relative underperformer due to Spain's economic crisis over the last three years.

    Telefónica to Sell Spanish Assets, May Cut Staff

  • He did miss on another underperformer, though, with a a buy call on education-services provider NIIT Ltd. It lost 18% in 2010.

    Technology

  • The bank weathered the financial crisis better than most, but it recently has been seen as an underperformer in some areas, plagued by inefficiency and distracted by managing the losses that followed its debacle in the U.S., where its ill-timed acquisition of Household International Inc. saddled it with $40 billion in losses.

    HSBC Hopes Revamp Wakes 'Giant'

  • President Bill Clinton and his advisers came to see Mr. Freeh as an underperformer who curried favor with congressional Republicans by investigating the president.

    Louis Freeh, Ex-FBI Chief, Taps Old Skills in New Job

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