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Before the Bell

Describing any period of time before a stock exchange opens. It is often used to mean trading before the market opens.
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Monthly active user numbers for Q1 were largely in-line overall, but the company's before-the-bell analyst upgrade and subsequent 7% share price rise before the bell (shares dipped below 5% gains right before the close) must have indicated somebody was looking for better news than this.
Squawk Box" is CNBC's fast-paced, before-the-bell analysis of stocks, companies and business trends hosted by business reporter Mark Haines.