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Market prices

The amount of money that a willing buyer pays to acquire something from a willing seller, when a buyer and seller are independent and when such an exchange is motivated by only commercial consideration.

Market Price

What a willing buyer pays a willing seller for a given asset. In an efficient market, market prices are determined by the law of supply and demand and no other factors. In securities, a market price is the price of the most recent transaction of that security. Open markets, and capitalism in general, can only exist if prices are set by the market, at least most of the time. See also: Fair market value, Invisible Hand.
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Assuming the stock's current market price is $20, no compensation expense is recognized under Opinion no.
The ED defines (paragraph 5, page 2) the market value of a financial instrument as "the product of the number of trading units of the instrument times the market price - the amount at which a single trading unit of the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller, other than in a forced liquidation sale.
FOR A PUBLICLY TRADED financial instrument, the quoted market price in the most active market is the most reliable.
The fifth chapter is concerned with the meat cattle and beef market in 2005/2006 mainly including production import and export beef consumption market price of beef analysis of major enterprises and influences brought by state policies and events.
Market price is determined by buyers and sellers free to bargain and must be substantiated by independent data.
Halibut Field has produced 820,000,000 barrels of oil or $57,400,000,000 at current market prices of $70.
The closing actual block market price of cheese (the "spot" price) on February 24, 2004 (the date of the company's fourth quarter 2003 earnings release) was $1.
The calculated price is determined using the terms of the exchange and the price of the acquiring entity or, if not appropriate, using the previous day market price of the acquired security.
February as Buyers and Sellers Migrate Online to Get Market Prices
Although market prices appear to be declining from levels in recent months, market prices continue to be extremely high compared with last winter.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned investors that some companies make "mini-tender" offers at "below-market prices, hoping that they will catch investors off guard if the investors do not compare the offer price to the current market price.
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