Block trade

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Block trade

A large trading order, defined on the New York Stock Exchange as an order that consists of 10,000 shares of a given stock or at a total market value of $200,000 or more.
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Block Trade

A trade involving the sale of a large block of securities, usually more than 10,000 shares or $200,000 in value at a time.
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block trade

A trade of a block of shares that is most likely to occur between two institutions because of the large amount of money involved.
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Block trade.

When at least 10,000 shares of stock or bonds valued at $200,000 or more are bought or sold in a single transaction, it is called a block trade.

Institutional investors, including mutual funds and pension funds, typically trade in this volume, and most individual investors do not.

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In our analysis, we distinguish between turnover reported with the announcement of the block trade or due to the departure of the block seller (called block trade or contract turnover) and the remaining turnover (called postblock turnover).