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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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Launched just two months ago, Sell Off Auctions already has more than 2,000 registered users and lots of winners who have had the chance to save up to 70 percent off the price of popular consumer goods.
Most state legislatures have considered language ordering government pension funds to sell off such investments.
Councillor Goodway had argued that the decision to sell off land at Hywel Dda school in Cambria Road, Ely, flatly contradicted the council's stated policy of not selling off land at working schools.
Under the law, the Bureau of Land Management must sell off the entire stockpile between 2005 and 2015.
We could sell off Yellowstone National Park and make some money.
Minister Tim Hudak announced plans to sell off the freight and passenger service.
When Pearson decided to sell off Capitol Publications in 1997, the company had grown to more than 50 titles in several divisions.
Previ, the pension fund of the state-owned Banco do Brasil, Brazil's biggest bank, also has significant stakes in all of Brazil's biggest mills and is studying whether to sell off some of its steel-sector investments.
In addition, large corporations - due to outsourcing, right sizing and downsizing - will continue to sell off their corporate real estate investments and excess land.
A Bid to sell off Britain's air traffic control system was branded last night as a recipe for disaster.
It seems that after years of flirting with the idea, the cash-strapped Government of President Mobutu Sese-Seko has finally decided to sell off the country's prime mineral asset, the mining giant Gecamines.
1 agreement with Velsicol (sole maker of those termiticides), EPA said it would allow the firm to sell off its existing stocks of such chemicals for legal use through April 15, 1988.