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Tout

To promote a security in order to attract buyers.

Tout

To strongly encourage investors to buy a particular security. Touting usually comes from someone with a strong interest in seeing the security's price rise, such as a large shareholder, a public relations firm, or even the issuing company itself. To tout is illegal in some circumstances, notably around the date of registration with the SEC.

tout

To foster interest in a particular company or security. For example, a broker might tout a security to a client in the hope that the client will purchase the security.
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SUPERSTAR Prince has rebelled against ticket touts by refusing to sell advance briefs for his UK shows.
He'd appealed to a tax tribunal against orders to pay almost PS200,000 plus interest of more than PS22,000 from the income of two companies, Ticket Tout Ltd and Ticketout Ltd.
And Bruce, 58 - a well-known ticket tout, fixed it all.
UNDERCOVER fraud officers arrested two suspected ticket touts in an operation to target organised gangs in the run-up to the Olympics.
TICKET touts are being targeted by police as the city prepares to host Olympic football matches at the Ricoh Arena.
But yesterday ticket touts did not seem to be getting it all their own way.
TICKET touts face fines of up to pounds 5,000 if they sell tickets to concerts or sports events at more than ten per cent above the official price, under new laws backed by a West Midlands MP.
It came as a German ticket tout who tried to sell pounds 23,000 of passes was fined pounds 435.
PASSPORT TO TROUBLE: The pounds 72 ticket tout Mick Williams sold for for pounds 400; BAR: Where tout operates; SAPPORA: The stadium where England play Argentina; STREET DEAL: Reporter Andy Gardner (top left) arranges the illegal ticket sale with cap-wearing tout Mick Williams among unsuspecting fans and passers by in the centre of Tokyo
POLICE are investigating Manchester United security chief Ned Kelly's business dealings over the last 10 years - after the Sunday Mirror exposed him as a ticket tout.
To all intents and appearances this would appear to be a ticket tout advertising through a local paper that campaigns against ticket touts - which is a tad confusing, what do you think?
Yet despite this senior FA official being outed as a ticket tout, she hasn't been sacked.