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Sell

To relinquish ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Selling may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and in their place receives $200. See also: Buy.

sell

To dispose of an asset. Compare buy.

sell

see SELLING.
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Short interest climbed more than 14 percent in August and more than nine percent of the stock's float is sold short, providing fuel for a short-covering rally.
Short sellers could also supply the equity with a lift, as 22 percent of the stock's float has been sold short.
Despite a 39-percent jump in short interest, one percent of LMT's float is sold short, and it would take 1.
While the number of EXP shares sold short plunged 20 percent in July, more than 10 percent of the security's float is still sold short.