American Depositary Share. Represent the ADR and it is ADS that is actually traded. These two terms are often interchanged but technically it is the ADS that is traded. See also 'ADR' definition above.
American Depositary Share. Similar to an American Depositary Receipt, but the issuance is sponsored by the foreign company that issued the common stock, rather than the bank that holds the share on deposit.
American Depositary Shares. A trading unit for the issuer in the U.S. which may represent more or less than one underlying share of the issuer. ADSs are issued in New York in registered form, eligible for trading and clearing in the U.S. markets, and may be made eligible for clearing outside the U.S. in Euroclear and CEDEL.
American Depositary Share. Imperial Tobacco Group PLC ordinary shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) using the symbol ITY. Each ADS represents two Imperial Tobacco Group PLC ordinary shares. The ADS programme is administered by Citibank.
A U.S. dollar denominated form of equity ownership in a non-U.S. company. It represents the foreign shares of the company held on deposit by a custodian bank in the company's home country. While the ADR is a physical certificate evidencing ownership in one or several ADSs, the ADS is the instrument that is actually traded.
ctive irectory ervice: A directory service from Microsoft Corporation, similar in concept to Novell Netware Directory Services, that also integrates with the user organisation's DNS structure and is interoperable with LDAP. Active Directory is included in Windows 2000.
Archaeology Data Service â€“ The ADS supports research, learning, and teaching in the area of archaeology with high quality and dependable digital resources. The ADS is based at the University of York and hosts AHDS Archaeology ( http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/).
Automatic Distribution Service. A service at the Argos processing centers supplying your data via data transmission networks, fax or other means. You receive the data in accordance with your scheduling instructions, without needing to log on to the center.
Agent distributor service. A fee-based service providing U.S. exporters with a customized overseas search for interested and qualified foreign representatives (such as foreign import agents and distributors). Français: Agent distributeur de services Español: Servicio de agente distribuidor
Alternate Delivery Systems. Excluding broadcast signals and wired (coaxial or fiber), the alternate means by which TV signals are received, including satellite, microwave, small/large receiver dishes, etc.
Two meanings based on context: Aspect Determination System, AXAF system determining the satellite pointing and orientation, Astrophysics Data System, NASA Astrophysics Division supported system for the access, dissemination and utilization of archival astrophysical data.
Alternate Delivery System (ADS) refers to reception of TV programming via Satellite (DBS or Large Dish), or from satellite master antenna systems (SMATV), or from multipoint distribution systems (MDS). A household may have both wired cable and ADS, so total ADS cannot be added to Wired Cable to derive cable plus ADS. For more on ADS, see the website of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) at www.tvb.org.
atmospheric diving system. A diving system capable of withstanding external pressures greater than atmospheric pressure, and in which the internal pressure remains at one atmosphere, and includes a one person submarine and a one atmosphere compartment of a diving submersible.