tracking stock


Definition of tracking stock

: a stock the value of which is linked to the performance of a company division but which does not confer ownership in the company or the division

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Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, the HPDC said Bacow told a group of donors the school had roughly $18,000 invested in private prisons via holdings in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track stock indexes like the S&P 500. Ganesh Setty, CNN, "Harvard students sue university officials over school's investment ties to prisons," 21 Feb. 2020 Ticker tape was printed from stock tickers, a machine that was used to track stock information, and it was used as a source of scrap paper that people threw during the parades. Allen Kim And Elizabeth Joseph, CNN, "NYC mayor promises to throw healthcare workers and first responders the biggest ticker tape parade ever," 21 Apr. 2020 The Hang Seng Index, which tracks stocks listed on Hong Kong’s exchange, shed fifteen per cent of its value between January and April. Karl Taro Greenfeld, The New Yorker, "When SARS Ended," 17 Apr. 2020 An index that tracks stock market volatility, known as VIX, fell on Monday in the United States but remains at historically high levels. New York Times, "Stock Markets in Asia Signal Investor Caution: Live Updates," 31 Mar. 2020 The Braves tracking stock, which plunged over 44% to below $20 a share its first day of trading in the spring of 2016, is now above $26. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Atlanta Braves Owner Says County Wins Big From Development Near New Stadium," 9 Oct. 2018 ARCA -- Automobile Racing Club of America -- was founded in 1953 and has mostly focused on midwest short-track stock car racing. Michael Knight, azcentral, "Rising stock car driver Hailie Deegan, 18, poised to reach the next level in NASCAR," 3 Mar. 2020 Corporate insiders have sold an average of $600 million of stock per day in August, according to TrimTabs Investment Research, which tracks stock market liquidity. Matt Egan, CNN, "Insiders are selling stock as recession worries mount," 26 Aug. 2019 Less than 18 months ago, his fund launched an ETF tracking stocks of companies expected to benefit from any increase in Brent crude oil prices. Washington Post, "Even Boone Pickens Is Falling Out of Love With Oil," 18 Sep. 2019

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1989, in the meaning defined above

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“Tracking stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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