stock exchange


Definition of stock exchange

1 : a place where security trading is conducted on an organized system
2 : an association of people organized to provide an auction market among themselves for the purchase and sale of securities

Examples of stock exchange in a Sentence

domestic and international stock exchanges Shares of the company were trading at $20 on the New York Stock Exchange. He works as a stockbroker on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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The company was delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange earlier this year after the stock traded below $1 a share for months, even after a reverse stock split. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, "MoviePass to shut down Saturday after failing to raise capital," 13 Sep. 2019 They would be forgiven for waving those tickets over their heads in triumph, like Wall Street traders waving buy orders on the floor of the stock exchange. Steve Rushin,, "The Death of Paper Tickets and the Stories They Leave Behind," 12 Sep. 2019 Other stock exchanges have seen the same opportunity: in 2015, for example, ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, bought Interactive Data for $5.2bn. The Economist, "The London Stock Exchange buys Refinitiv," 1 Aug. 2019 However, a source with knowledge of the matter said the IPO will likely take place next week, with the unit listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange by the end of the month. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "AB InBev Is Reviving the Hong Kong IPO of Its Asia Business, 2 Months After Scrapping Its First Try," 12 Sep. 2019 Consider that there were only about 4,400 companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges in 2018, per the World Bank. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: Investing in Amazon, budgeting steps and this week's trivia," 18 Aug. 2019 In response to the company's box-office turnaround, Enlight's shares have climbed more than 16 percent on the Shenzhen stock exchange since mid-July. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "How Chinese Animation Film 'Ne Zha' Became a Surprise $400M-Plus Hit," 8 Aug. 2019 The price of bread is soaring, and bazaars where the poor do business with the poor are being demolished while barons of the stock exchange get government handouts. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump welcomes Pakistan’s troubled leader," 22 July 2019 In 2014, the year Pace acquired Dean & DeLuca, Pace was operating at a net loss of $11 million, according to the company’s filings on the Thai stock exchange. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Dean & DeLuca Closes Stores as Debts Pile Up," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of stock exchange

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stock exchange

: a system or place where shares of various companies are bought and sold

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Legal Definition of stock exchange

1 : a place where security trading is conducted on an organized system
2 : an association or group of people organized to provide an auction market among themselves for the purchase and sale of securities

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