tick·​er | \ ˈti-kər How to pronounce ticker (audio) \

Definition of ticker

: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: such as
a : watch
b(1) : a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off information (such as stock quotations or news) on a paper ribbon
(2) : a graphic on which information is scrolled across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen
c slang : heart

Examples of ticker in a Sentence

The news came over the ticker. Exercise is good for your ticker.

Recent Examples on the Web

Stock movements noted by ticker reflect movements during regular trading hours; premarket trading is specified separately. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, "Stocks to Watch: GE, Facebook, Twitter, Boeing, Intel, P&G, Intuit," 25 Feb. 2019 The new/old name will go into effect on Tuesday when the company’s stock ticker on the Nasdaq exchange will change to TPCO from TRNC. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Facebook employees are outraged by a top exec’s public show of support for Brett Kavanaugh," 5 Oct. 2018 Trump's new economic guru: That guy from the channel with the stock tickerAfter President Trump debuted tariffs that proved unpopular even among Republicans, his chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, dropped him. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "OnPolitics Today: America's future walks out," 14 Mar. 2018 Shares in the tracking stock, whose ticker is DVMT, have jumped about 12% since markets closed Friday, while VMware shares have risen about 9%. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "Carl Icahn Unlikely to Push Dell for a Better Deal," 3 July 2018 The new stock symbols QRTEA and QRTEAB will replace Liberty Interactive’s former QVCA and QVCB tickers on the Nasdaw market. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "QVC changes name to Qurate but stock falls due to modest sales growth," 1 Mar. 2018 Shinola clocks are not just for your wrist, six of these designer tickers have been placed at various locations in the city. Aleanna Siacon, Detroit Free Press, "Just in time: Detroit's Penobscot Building clock is fixed," 12 Feb. 2018 The company will trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker SONO. Maureen Farrell, WSJ, "Sonos Files to Go Public, Headed for Trading This Month," 6 July 2018 And all the buyers are watching it rather than the ticker. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "World Cup is great for soccer fans but history shows your 401(k) may suffer during games," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ticker

: a machine that receives and prints out stock prices and other news on long, thin pieces of paper
: a narrow area that shows information across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen

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