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Sale

An agreement between a buyer and a seller on the price to be paid for a security, followed by delivery.

Sale

The act of relinquishing ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Sales may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget, and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives the buyer 100 widgets in exchange for $200. See also: Buy.

sale

  1. the purchase of a good or service by a buyer from a seller at a stated PRICE or, in some instances, through a BARTER or COUNTERTRADE arrangement.
  2. price reductions applied to individual items or across the board for a limited period of time by a seller, to increase sales of existing products (a sales period), to clear old stocks prior to selling new lines (an end of season sale), or to sell off the stock of a bankrupt business (a closing down sale).
  3. a specially convened gathering of sellers and buyers organized as a one-off event such as a jumble sale or on a regular basis such as a monthly AUCTION of second-hand cars.
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ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (Nasdaq: ATPG) placed 1st in Absolute Sales Increase from 1998 to 2000 in the Houston 100 listing of the fastest-growing private companies in Houston, and won the Southwestern Bell Special Award for that achievement.
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While we have experienced continuous improvement in our sales trends this year, this is the first quarter that we are ahead of the prior year in absolute sales dollars.
Figure 27: Launch, core and expiry, absolute sales growth, 2006-12 (sales as % of 2006 sales), Nycomed 67
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