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Sell off

Sale of securities under pressure. See: Dumping.

Sell Off

The rapid sale of a security by a large number of holders. This increases the supply of the security available for sale and therefore drives down the price. Sell-offs occur for a number of reasons. A stock may drop suddenly in price if its company issues a negative earnings report, or if there are reports of a new technology rendering the company's product obsolete, or if the company's costs rise. Sell-offs also happen for other, perhaps less rational reasons. For example, a natural disaster, which may or may not affect supplies, can cause a sell-off. See also: Panic Sale.
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We had high hopes for Sell Off Auctions," Josh said.
A BID to sell off council land and buildings is yet to get the go-ahead.
He would happily sell off Stanley Park, Walton Hall Park, Sefton Park Meadows and Woolton Woods to the highest bidder.
AT the same time that Michael Gove kicks those who are unfortunate enough to have found themselves unable to cope and having to use food banks due to the punitive austerity measures imposed under the Tory Party and their lap dogs, the OFT clear George Osborne's way to sell off the publicly-owned banks.
The word regeneration has always worried me, because it is frequently associated with the sell off of public property, land and services.
Labour's plan to sell off yet more publicly owned assets is simply a desperate cash grab to try and fill their ever expanding financial black hole," he said.
Cardiff council's Labour group today declared its opposition to any moves to sell off a slice of Cardiff Bus to a private partner.
A lot of these generators have room to build up inventory, as the high pricing of this past fall and winter caused them to sell off everything they could ship.
The cabinet has agreed in principle to sell off the land, if a high enough reserve price is reached, but first has to get permission from the government.
POPSTAR Michael Jackson may be forced to sell off his 50% share of the Beatles back catalogue to pay off spiralling debts, it has emerged.
There is explicit language that restricts a third party using the ticket and circumventing everyone to sell off the ball.
Question marks also hang over two more hydroelectric plants: the 100-megawattt generator at Machu Picchu, originally scheduled for sell-off in April, and ElectroAndes, four linked generators that were key part of Centromin, the central Andean state mining and refining giant that was broken up to sell off in parts.