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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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Setting out why she became concerned about ticket touts, Ms Hodgson said: "My daughter is a second generation Take That fan, and it was her sense of great unfairness that she hadn't been able to acquire Take That tickets for us despite being sat online and ready to buy them the minute they went on sale, only to see those tickets on sale on other websites for many times the price just moments later, that alerted me to this scandalous practice.
Our taskforce has been working closely with Met Police counterparts recently - we joined them during clampdowns on Six Nations ticket touts, plus officers will also be undercover at other high-profile events like the Grand National, Wimbledon, cricket matches, plus more regional football games.
In a statement, the club said: "Glamorgan Cricket is setting the standardand leading the way in exposing ticket touts who are already trying to sell tickets for the first npower Ashes Test match on internet auction sites.
Goodwood MD Rod Fabricius, who is advising racegoers to be vigilant, added: "All badges or tickets must be bought from an authorised source in order to guarantee admittance, and if racegoers are seen dealing with ticket touts, their badges and tickets will be invalidated.
Cheltenham's tough stance comes after Newmarket reported that a "significant number" of forged Premier Enclosure tickets were being sold by a large number of ticket touts in the car parks over the three days of the Ritz Club July Festival.
He claimed ticket touts were taking advantage of the feel-good factor in Dublin.
With so much action being taken over pirate CDs and DVDs, it is strange that so little has been done to target the huge amounts of cash generated by ticket touts, which is often used for similarly dubious ends.
The entertainment industry must stamp out 'unscrupulous' ticket touts or face Government action, the Culture Secretary warned yesterday.
Ticket touts should face the full force of the law for selling tickets to cricket matches at Edgbaston at inflated prices, a city MP has said.
Did Mr Corrigan notice hundreds of ticket touts on the streets of the capital that day - No?
With regard to the online availability of tickets at vastly inflated prices, this is the equivalent of online touting and, like all issues relating to ticket touts, we have it under constant investigation and welcome any additional information to assist our efforts.
A LIVERPOOL FC manager admitted the football club had a problem with ticket touts while defending claims of malpractice.