A measure quantifying the distance of a data point from the mean of the data set. In finance, the z-score would be the output of the strength of the company's credit which would indicate the likelihood of the company going bankrupt. A z-score of zero would indicate the company has a 50 percent chance of going bankrupt.
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National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
average cost of capital
wasting asset
Bear Straddle
accounting conventions