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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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Documents show the package costs the company pounds 1,185 - or a mark-up of 203%.
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NASD Regulation originally filed a complaint against LT Lawrence, Principato, and Roberti in September 1998 alleging that they charged the firm's customers excessive or fraudulent mark-ups or mark-downs in transactions of EcoTyre Technologies, Inc.
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.
The Labour Party had claimed stores such as Tesco and Marks & Spencer were ripping off customers with mark-ups of as much as 50 per cent.
In addition, because of "scalpers" attempting to purchase large quantities of lumber and other emergency supplies for re-sale to storm victims at exorbitant mark-ups, the company is now beginning to reserve the right to limit product quantities sold per customer.
The firm was cited for charging excessive mark-ups in more than 2,800 transactions and for having an inadequate supervisory system for monitoring the pricing of corporate fixed income securities sold to customers.
This cuts wages as the agency charges employers big mark-ups and allows bosses to sack staff without legal comeback.