Examples of uptick in a Sentence
an uptick in sales over the last fiscal year
Recent Examples of uptick from the Web
This group, Ansar al-Islam, is now competing directly with the Islamic State, which had already been active in the Western Desert, introducing a rivalry that could fuel a further uptick in violence.
Parts of the state also have seen a sharp uptick in methamphetamine abuse over the past several years, according to a recent state Department of Justice report.
After a January uptick that spooked markets and seemed to portend a future of improving pay, wage growth in February sank back to the roughly 2.6 percent annual increase level that it has been mired in throughout the recovery.
Byrn Jones, the restaurant’s VP of marketing and sales, says combine week isn’t on par with the Final Four, but there’s a clear uptick in sales.
Why hasn't this long tour de force resulted in a big uptick in record?
After a modest uptick between their first and second years, offensive production skyrocketed from 29.7 points per game in 2006 to 42.5 in 2007, good for third in the country.
Last week brought a dramatic uptick in pediatric flu deaths, with at least 22 more children dying from the virus between Feb. 4 and Feb. 10, according to the CDC.
On the retail front, stores like Graham Crackers Comics of St. Charles are reporting a predictable uptick in the sales of Black Panther comics.
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Financial Definition of UPTICK
What It Is
Uptick refers to the increase in the market price of a security over the preceding transaction.
How It Works
If a new trading price for a security is higher than the preceding one (even by one cent), the security is on an uptick. For example, stock XYZ is trading for $10.00 per share. If the next time stock XYZ is traded it sells for $10.01, it has had an uptick.
An uptick is also sometimes called a plus tick.
Why It Matters
Upticks are most important when it comes to short-selling stocks. The "uptick rule," which was in place from 1938-2007, required every short-sale transaction be entered on an uptick. This rule was instated to keep short sellers from putting unjust pressure on a stock's price, adding to a security's downward spiral.
UPTICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uptick for English Language Learners
: a small increase or rise
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