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On an exchange, a transaction in which a security was traded at the higher price than its previous trade. Some regulations and rules on exchanges only permit certain transactions following an uptick or a zero-plus tick, though some, such as the short sale rule, have become obsolete with increased digitalization of the market. An uptick is also called a plus tick.


An upward price movement for a security transaction compared with the preceding transaction of the same security. Also called plus tick. Compare downtick.


An uptick is the smallest possible incremental increase in a security's price, which, for stocks, is one cent. So when there's an uptick in a stock selling at $20.25 cents, the new price is $20.26 cents.

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Now there is an uptick (maybe), the UK unemployment figures are starting to look bad.
Steve Albrecht, CPA, associate dean of accounting at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, attributes the uptick in college enrollments not only to the demands created by Sarbanes-Oxley but also to reduced competition for finance students following the burst of the dot-com bubble five years ago.
Industrial expansion should contribute to an uptick in household consumption during the second half of 2004.
In addition to hardware manufacturers and software developers, storage consultants will benefit from this uptick," said Roy, "because the expertise to put all the disparate solutions together is at a premium.
If the recent announcement of surging economic growth in the US is sustained, and the gradual improvement in international economies continues, we can look forward to a further uptick in IT spending expectations.
During the third quarter of 2002, assisted living capitalization rates stabilized, while skilled nursing experienced a slight uptick compared to the previous quarter.
He explains the uptick in price on year-end maneuvering by some major suppliers that has nothing to do with the supply of or demand for scrap, but rather with the vagaries of the financial markets reacting to gossip about shortfalls.
9% uptick in domestic consumption of volume thermoplastics--the first increase in nine months-proved to be a momentary blip.
The output of nondurables, which declined, on balance, over the previous six months, posted a modest uptick in January, with small but widespread gains.
While health care inflation may have stabilized in 1996, there's some evidence that an uptick in the inflation rate could be in store.
But, a 74% uptick was registered between 1977 and 1982.