Definitions for "ADRs"
American Depositary Receipts are a way for investors to buy certain international stocks without having to go through a foreign brokerage. Each ADR usually represents multiple shares of the foreign stock as it is traded in its native country and currency, but represented in U.S. dollars.
Short for American Depositary Receipts. These are negotiable certificates for a stock that confers a share of a non-U.S. stock corporation on the holder.
Certificates conferring ownership of foreign shares, issued by a depository bank which holds the shares in custody. ADRs (American Depositary Receipts) are typically denominated and traded in US dollars. Due to the restrictions governing some institutional investors' direct participation in overseas markets, ADRs represent a relatively cheap and easy way to gain exposure to the underlying stock. There are many forms of depositary receipt – European depositary receipts (EDRs), global depositary receipts (GDRs) and international depositary receipts (IDRs) – which, from a legal and administrative standpoint, all work in exactly the same way.
Animal Disposition Reporting System. The Animal Disposition Reporting System contains slaughter totals and disposition summaries for federally inspected livestock and poultry slaughter establishments. Each animal carcass is inspected for diseases and other conditions, which if present, may result in the animal being condemned as unfit for human consumption. If a carcass is condemned, the reason for condemnation, also referred to as the disposition, is recorded in the ADRS database.