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Markup

1. The additional price one pays when one buys a security from a broker-dealer. That is, when one buys a security, one pays the broker-dealer an extra percentage or a flat fee as commission. This markup forms the bulk of the broker-dealer's income.

2. See: Spread.

3. The extra amount a retailer charges a customer for a good over and above what it paid the wholesaler. For example, if one pays Wal-Mart $20 for a toaster, and Wal-Mart bought it from the manufacturer for $15, the markup is $5.

mark-up

the PROFIT MARGIN on a good or service which can be expressed as a percentage of the cost of the product or a percentage of its selling price. See PRICING METHODS, COST-BASED PRICING.
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Rather a significant mark-up from the restaurant's wholesale cost, I'd say.
Both APS Financial and Conwill were cited for charging excessive mark-ups and supervision violations.
Although, responsible authorities should look into ways of capping these exorbitant mark-ups, there should be a balance between access and liberal market policies.
Companies should be able to make money but these are huge mark-ups by anybody's standards.
The party called on retailers to justify such mark-ups on items that required little or no processing.
In June, during a visit to the Czech Republic, President Megawati Sukarnoputri noted that mark-ups in defence equipment purchases were ``rampant'' in the past.
Karlsson's philosophy is not to gouge the customers for as much as the traffic will bear, but to use minimal mark-ups (generally HK$100/US$13) to encourage more people to stay.
The line illustrates the excessive mark-ups at other stores.
The company had been successful because of its ability to do high volume on merchandise with very low mark-ups.
It alleges that Fortuno, calling itself the "Costco of Real Estate," misrepresented to plaintiffs that it would sell plaintiffs' marketable homes at low-price mark-ups and that it could then help them re-sell the houses to third parties at substantially higher prices.
The biggest mark-ups were on items such as crisps, shortbread and muffins.
The amendments modify ABX Air's current ACMI and Hub Services agreements with DHL to set mark-ups at levels comparable to those ABX Air earned in the same prior-year quarters.