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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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The United Arab Emirates, another participant in the Yemen conflict, has sold off $300 million of its $3.
It's believed that in Newcastle up to 1,650 homes could be sold off, which is 6.
Across the whole of England, 12,304 homes were sold off under the Right to Buy scheme in 2014-15 - a 9.
Eurostar and the East Coast route, both profitable in public hands, are sold off for a quick buck just before the election.
Momentum names - typically high-growth companies mostly in the tech and biotech sectors that led 2013's rally - have sold off in recent weeks but appeared to stabilize earlier this week.
SO, the Tories are selling off profitmaking Royal Mail - 41% will be sold off to their pals and 10% to the workforce to keep them sweet which means the CEO has total control.
Now, in under two years of a Tory-LibDem Government, over 30 school fields have been sold off.
Purnima then reportedly sold off her three daughters to three different people
All the more important, then, that whenever possible if assets are sold off, the council taxpayer gets the maximum value out of the deal.
Punch refused to provide a list of its leased pubs in Coventry and Warwickshire which could be sold off.
And well-placed sources say the force is abuzz with rumours that the remaining 34 properties will eventually also be sold off - leaving tenants needing to find new homes.
Some Au3 billion of assets are planned to be sold off over the next two years - including the Tote, the Dartford crossing, the Channel Tunnel rail link, and the Student Loan book.