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Market prices

The amount of money that a willing buyer pays to acquire something from a willing seller, when a buyer and seller are independent and when such an exchange is motivated by only commercial consideration.

Market Price

What a willing buyer pays a willing seller for a given asset. In an efficient market, market prices are determined by the law of supply and demand and no other factors. In securities, a market price is the price of the most recent transaction of that security. Open markets, and capitalism in general, can only exist if prices are set by the market, at least most of the time. See also: Fair market value, Invisible Hand.
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Assuming the stock's current market price is $20, no compensation expense is recognized under Opinion no.
Based on an illustrative 1998 market price of four cents per kilowatt-hour, total potential transition costs in 1998 could be $2.
The ED defines (paragraph 5, page 2) the market value of a financial instrument as "the product of the number of trading units of the instrument times the market price - the amount at which a single trading unit of the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller, other than in a forced liquidation sale.
FOR A PUBLICLY TRADED financial instrument, the quoted market price in the most active market is the most reliable.
The fifth chapter is concerned with the meat cattle and beef market in 2005/2006 mainly including production import and export beef consumption market price of beef analysis of major enterprises and influences brought by state policies and events.
Halibut Field has produced 820,000,000 barrels of oil or $57,400,000,000 at current market prices of $70.
The average equivalent per pound block market price of cheese expected to be paid by the company in 2004 has increased from approximately $1.
The calculated price is determined using the terms of the exchange and the price of the acquiring entity or, if not appropriate, using the previous day market price of the acquired security.
Schroeder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, "Our Company's strong capital position affords us the opportunity to benefit from the repurchase of our own shares at what we believe to be an attractive current market price.
Ranch earnings have increased from a year ago due to greater production and improved market prices for beef.
the host of the World Chemical Exchange where buyers and sellers of chemicals and plastics get market prices, today reported record trading volume in benzene, methanol and MTBE in January and February 2001 on its Commodities Floor.
Although market prices appear to be declining from levels in recent months, market prices continue to be extremely high compared with last winter.