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Flat Market

A market in neither an uptrend nor a downtrend. That is, the securities in a flat market are relatively constant in price, at least for a certain period of time. A market may be flat while investors wait to hear some relevant information, such as an earnings report. A flat market is sometimes associated with low trading volume. It is also called a sideways market or a deer market.

flat market

A securities market in which there has been no tendency either to rise or to fall significantly. Also called sideways market.
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The market is orders for lot 1 and lot 2 no minimum and no maximum set value in accordance with Article 77 of the code of public and flat markets for Lot 3 and Lot 1 option.
Pryce says the business has delivered a strong first half despite broadly flat markets.
These factors have impacted our operations for some years and we have to prepare for a continuation of the flat markets we have been seeing.
We will also target horses that may be of interest to international Flat markets such as Hong Kong and the Dubai Festival.
It will provide expanded information, resources, and opportunities for synergies and actions to help the industry weather new economic and social challenges, including regulations, consolidation, flat markets, and identification of growth opportunities.
Cadbury was the star performer according to David Hallam, of Williams de Broe, who said the company had exceeded market expectations and achieved growth despite the flat markets for the UK chocolate and US carbonated beverage markets.
A flat market has pushed up The Grocer's shares this month as investors bought into the defensive qualities of the sector.
These early foamed films are mature products now in relatively flat markets.
Hanson's UK aggregates and brick businesses, which accounted for around 46 per cent of 1998 trading profits, however, continued to operate in flat markets, he said.
Generally flat markets throughout the Northeast with pockets of growth in New York and Rhode Island.
The coatings industry continues to evolve while several key issues continue to impact both large and small manufacturers, presenting new challenges of regulations, consolidation, flat markets, and growth opportunities.
Despite experiencing flat markets which brought about essentially flat results in 1993, Emergency One's prospects have been buoyed by strong fourth quarter 1993 domestic orders and entering two strategic European alliances.