Recent Examples of quartile from the Web
The remaining gap, according to the BBC’s analysis, resulted from structural issues, with too few women in senior leadership roles and more women than men in the work force’s lowest quartile.
The upper quartile waiver allows the community to exceed low- and moderate-income household limits.
So far more than 9,000 have reported the mean and median difference in average hourly wages, bonuses and what percentage of each pay quartile is female.
That sent DTE Energy down to the bottom 25%, or fourth quartile, in rankings for the duration of its outages.
PitchBook found that when one fund from a private-equity group makes the top quartile, there is a significant chance its next fund also does.
Disparities among student groups grew, with scores for the bottom 25 percent of students dropping slightly in all but eighth-grade reading and scores for the top quartile rising slightly in eighth-grade reading and math.
For Amazon Video, the figures are about 39 percent and 50 percent respectively, while Amazon UK Services hovers about the 30 percent mark for both of the top two quartiles.
McKinsey found that companies in the bottom quartile for gender and ethnic diversity in leadership were 29% less likely to achieve above-average profitability.
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Did You Know?
A quartile is a quarter of a specific group that has been tested or evaluated in specific ways. The first quartile is the one that scores highest and the fourth quartile scores lowest. For achievement and proficiency tests, the first quartile is the place to be; for blood pressure or cholesterol, the third quartile is healthier.
Financial Definition of QUARTILE
What It Is
A quartile is one of four equal parts.
How It Works
For example, if we were to look at all of the closing prices for Company XYZ stock for every day in the last year, the top 25% of those prices would represent the upper quartile of the data. The bottom 25% of those prices would represent the lower quartile of the data. There would be two quartiles in between the upper and lower quartiles. The average of all the stock prices typically falls right in the middle, between the second and third quartiles.
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