open-market purchase

Open-Market Purchase

The act of buying a security at or close to the market price because of an order the buyer has placed for the security. The term especially refers to a situation where investors with inside information buy a security in accordance with the rules set forth by the SEC. See also: Open-market transaction.

open-market purchase

The buying of stocks and bonds in the securities markets. For example, in order to satisfy the sinking fund requirement of a bond indenture, the issuer may call securities from investors or make open-market purchases. Likewise, a firm wishing to reduce the number of its shares outstanding may make a tender offer to the firm's stockholders or purchase shares in the open market.
References in classic literature ?
To have nothing in common is evidently impossible, for society itself is one species of [1261a] community; and the first thing necessary thereunto is a common place of habitation, namely the city, which must be one, and this every citizen must have a share in.
The last house in Bleeding Heart Yard which she had described as his place of habitation, was a large house, let off to various tenants; but Plornish ingeniously hinted that he lived in the parlour, by means of a painted hand under his name, the forefinger of which hand (on which the artist had depicted a ring and a most elaborate nail of the genteelest form) referred all inquirers to that apartment.
LaCore and Mark Woodburn, President of NHTC, purchased 1,295,337 shares of NHTC common stock in an open-market purchase for an aggregate purchase price of $50,000.
NASDAQ:GSMS) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the open-market purchase of up to 1,000,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock.
ATI will make no purchases of common shares other than open-market purchases.
Sun Life Financial will make no purchases of common shares other than open-market purchases.
HOUSTON -- The Board of Trustees for AIM Select Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE:RRE), AIM's closed-end real estate fund, announced today it has approved the ability to engage in open-market purchases of its common shares.
Stantec will make no purchases of common shares other than open-market purchases.
The shares may be repurchased from time-to-time through open-market purchases or prearranged trading plans.
The company decided to turn to open-market purchases because so few shares were being tendered.
Daisytek International Corporation (Nasdaq:DZTK) has received acceptances from shareholders or acquired shares in open-market purchases representing 85.
CDW-G offers the full range of government procurement vehicles, including GSA Schedule, open-market purchases, blanket purchase agreements and other formal bid contracts.