from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To price lower than the real, normal, or appropriate value.
- transitive v. To sell at a lower price than (a competitor): one store that underpriced others of its kind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To set a price at less than the value of an item
- v. To sell at a lower price than another (especially than a competitor)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sell at artificially low prices
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Due to this intense competition, insurers may actually underprice their policies (with premiums growing below inflation) in order to get these premium dollars.
The reality is that corporate agribusiness pockets most of the cash, and any subsidy that does trickle down to genuine family farms just enables them to stay alive to get squeezed harder by the agribusiness oligopolies that overprice their inputs and underprice their outputs.
Bankers don't want to overprice deal and loose their investor base but at the same time they don't want to underprice deals and loose their fee-paying issuer clients.
Jay Ritter , a professor of corporate finance at the University of Florida, believes that the traditional method gives banks an incentive to underprice "hot" IPOs.
"I sold more art last year than most galleries," he boasted, crediting his success to being able to underprice mainstream commercial galleries.
Mark Schofield, global head of interest-rate strategy at Citigroup in London, says investors trying to value government debt tend to put much greater weight on the impact of short-term changes in monetary policy and economic cycles, often leading them to underprice sovereign risk.
Just like the robber barons did back in the 19th century, Amazon wants to underprice the goods they sell to run their competitors out of the e-book market.
The conundrum isn't that -- or why -- China is manipulating its currency: By undervaluing it, China is systematically able to underprice its exports, putting American (and other nations ') manufacturing at a significant disadvantage.
The titles will underprice some competitors, and most of the 20 textbooks in the pilot version of DynamicBooks will be sold at less than half the price of the printed versions.
Low interest rates and a false sense of security encouraged by political elites led lenders to underprice risk, creating an asset boom.