gap opening

Gap opening

In the context of general equities, opening price that is substantially higher or lower than the previous day's closing price, usually because of some extraordinarily positive or negative news.
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Gap Opening

An opening price for a security on an exchange that is significantly higher or lower than the closing price on the previous trading day. A gap opening almost always occurs if there was positive or negative news (or a rumor) overnight or during the weekend.
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gap opening

The opening trade of a security in which the opening price shows a significant increase or decrease compared with that security's closing price of the previous day.
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"I think what happened when A-levels changed from end-of-course to modular, which led to a big gap opening in favour of girls, suggests that the reversion to end of course examinations will lead to a narrowing of the gap."
You will get those home games back of course later in the season but a gap opening up to the top can have a negative impact.
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There is an increasingly large gap opening up in Britain between the super-rich elite who have never had it so good - and everyone else.
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There is an unhealthy gap opening up between the bottom three and the rest, with Stour now six points - more than a bonus-point win - adrift of fourth-bottom Barking.
Steve Walker, chief executive of ART, said: "ART was established in 1997, with both private and public sector backing, to fill a gap opening up in the market.
Blaze need to win to prevent a larger gap opening up between themselves in fifth place and the rest of the leading pack.
We are still in recession, and, despite the successes of 2008 and the laudable economic growth, Liverpool is still languishing in the bottom five - albeit there is a gap opening up between the city and those other struggling regions below it.
On top of that, there is now a four-point gap opening up between the bottom three and the rest of the league, and this has not gone unnoticed by Bell, inset.
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