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Suspended trading

Temporary halt in trading in a particular security, in advance of a major news announcement or to correct an imbalance of orders to buy and sell.

Suspended Trading

A situation in which trading on a security is halted, usually for about half an hour, but sometimes longer, by the exchange's management or by regulators. Trading on a security is suspended usually in order to discourage volatility. For example, suspended trading may occur for the period immediately around a major announcement by the company's management that may cause the price to unsustainably rise or fall. Likewise, the SEC may suspend trading on a security if it is thought to be engaged in illegal activities.

suspended trading

The temporary suspension of trading in a security. Trading in a security may be suspended if, for instance, a major announcement by the issuing company is expected to influence significantly the security's price. The temporary halt in trading is intended to give the financial community enough time to hear the news. Also called trading halt.

Suspended trading.

Suspended trading means that an exchange has temporarily stopped trading in a particular stock or other security.

Trading is typically halted either because an important piece of information about the issuing company is about to be released or because there's a serious imbalance between buy and sell orders, often triggered by speculation.

In the case of an expected announcement, the affected company generally notifies the exchange that the news is imminent. The suspension, or trading halt, provides time for the marketplace to absorb the announcement, good or bad, and helps reduce volatility in the stock price.

Examples of news that could cause a suspension are a poorer than expected earnings report, a major innovation or discovery, a merger, or significant legal problems. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can also suspend trading in the stock of a company it suspects of misleading or illegal activity.

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Indonesia's benchmark stock index plunged more than 10 percent Wednesday due to panic over the possibility of global financial crisis, forcing authority to suspend trading.
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After initially postponing a meeting at which they planned to review a $500 million bid from freight and logistics company VarigLog due to reported changes in the offer, Varig creditors late Monday decided to reject the bid, forcing the Sao Paulo stock exchange to suspend trading in Varig stock briefly after a rush to sell, according to press reports, and leaving Brazil's flag carrier on the cusp of liquidation.
Likewise, they should review their authority to suspend trading or settlement activity and consider in advance the costs and benefits of such measures.
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And at press time in early July, Assisted Living Concepts was still laboring under the American Stock Exchange's decision, more than 10 weeks earlier, to suspend trading of the Portland-based provider's stock.
Under the Nasdaq proposal, the market surveillance department chief could temporarily suspend trading in a computerized system for small orders involving stocks mentioned by a ``well-known, recognized and influential stock analyst or financial commentator.
Meanwhile, the company has asked the New York Stock Exchange to suspend trading in its shares.
18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog urged the founders of Google to take today's early leak of financial information -- which caused Google to ask to suspend trading in its stock -- as a wake up call for the billionaire executives and prompt them to support giving Google users the right to suspend trading in their own private information.
Toshio Sumitani, senior strategist at the Tokai Tokyo Research Center, said although there were worries that the TSE may be forced to suspend trading again, ''the market saw the worst'' when the Nikkei index fell more than 700 points at one point Wednesday in the aftermath of the bourse's announcement of a possible trading suspension.