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Shop

Wall Street slang for a firm.

Shop

1. Among workers on Wall Street, informal for a company, especially a publicly-traded company.

2. To seek out the best bid price or ask price possible for a security by contacting a large number of broker-dealers.

shop

A dealership in securities.

shop

To contact a number of dealers in a security in an effort to obtain the most advantageous bid or ask price.

shop

a business premise which is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop or store to make purchases. The range of merchandise they stock and sell varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization on the one product (as in a shoe shop, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive ‘hypermarket'complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

shop

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store

a business premise that is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop to make purchases. The range of merchandise that is stocked and sold varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization in one product (a ‘shoe shop’, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive hypermarket complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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Although a fraction of the size of the Big Six, smaller gas specialist companies will charge significantly less whilst providing much more and will shop around for you, so whether you need a gas meter, gas connection or gas supply combination, you are guaranteed to get the best deal.
The Be An Energy Shopper campaign spokeswoman Jasmine Birtles said: "It's not just homeowners who can shop around for their energy, renters can too.
The survey of 5,700 people from across Europe showed that more than three-quarters do not regularly check tyres, 38 per cent never remove roof storage equipment, 18 per cent never shop around and 17 per cent always leave extra items in the car.
The average shop around third party fire and theft quote stands at pounds 1495.
FAILING to shop around for will preparation and executor services could be costing consumers around pounds 40m a year, the Office of Fair Trading warned yesterday.
SHOP AROUND - View several properties - and view them as an investor rather than as someone who will be living there.
The group claimed that, despite the fact that around three-quarters of UK drivers have a no claims discount of at least four years, only 55 per cent shop around when they renew their cover.
Next month sees the number of motor insurance policies due for renewal reach its peak and motorists are being urged to shop around for the best quote.
According to Charles Reed, Manager of PowerYourWay and ESCO Ombudsman, "It's important to shop around and identify what suits your best needs.
More than a third of us could be losing out when it comes to car and home insurance because we can not be bothered to shop around for a more competitive policy.
If you already shop around, you can cut your costs by paying annually, reducing mileage and increasing the excess.