Recent Examples of quartile from the Web
McKinsey found that companies in the bottom quartile for gender and ethnic diversity in leadership were 29% less likely to achieve above-average profitability.
Among Facebook’s top quartile — or highest paid staff — about 30 percent are women.
The country’s large employers had until last week to publish data for the first time on their gender wage gaps, including the difference between male and female employees in base compensation and bonuses, as well as the gap in each pay quartile.
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.
Firms also published the share of men and women in each income quartile, with most proving top-heavy with men (see chart).
The bottom-quartile scores of Hall of Fame quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw (16), Dan Marino (16) and Jim Kelly (15) are often cited as evidence of the Wonderlic’s wobbly reliability.
This decreases to just 19 percent in the second quartile, according to data published by the company.
Among Goldman’s highest quartile of earners, 83% are men.
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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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