sticker shock


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sticker shock

n.
Dismay stemming from the discovery that the price or value of a service or good is higher than expected.
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RBC Capital analyst Kennen MacKay raised his price target on Amgen to $206, saying that despite the "sticker shock" of its $13.4B deal for the Otezla franchise, the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and fitting well with its existing inflammation and immunology portfolio.
Vargas, perhaps not fully recovered from the sticker shock of his emotionally expensive resignation, said in a letter to the GA that he was prepared to attend the POC board meeting last Monday but did not go after the IOC asked resigned officials to skip the event.
Insuring these start-ups and new risks is not cheap and "sticker shock" is sometimes a barrier to getting them the coverages they need.
Plans for an upgrade to the Northeast Water Treatment Plant following some sticker shock. The project, which was estimated to cost about $8.5 million, now looks it could cost around $14 million.
That follows national trends as mortgage interest rates creep up and potential buyers face sticker shock after a years-long run-up in prices.
SHORTLY AFTER CONTRACTING with a cloud service provider, a bill arrives that causes sticker shock. There are unexpected and seemingly excessive charges, and those responsible seem unable to explain how this could have happened.
When planning a wedding, many couples face sticker shock at the price of venues, caterers, rings, photographers and other day-of essentials.
Shifting from long-distance trucking to intermodal rail services won't spare you inflation sticker shock. In the three months ending May 2018 compared to a year earlier, prices for intermodal rail services increased a sharp 13.1%.
"There is sticker shock since coaching can be a very labor-intensive approach," O'Keefe says.
So many couples get sticker shock when they begin the planning process, but bridal shows provide an easy way to save time and money.
It might look a bit different than this, but prepare yourself for sticker shock in any event.
Council members also suffered a bit of sticker shock when the bid included an increase of around $500,000, much of it in the early part of the contract.