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Pink sheets

Refers to over-the-counter trading. Daily publication of the National Quotation Bureau that reports the bid and ask prices of thousands of OTC stocks, as well as the market makers who trade each stock.

Pink Sheets

1. A daily quotation system for OTC stocks. Pink sheets include information such as the bids, asks, and the market makers giving them. Because companies listed on pink sheets are over-the-counter, they do not have to meet any listing requirements, and may therefore be quite small. They are published by the National Quotation Bureau and were originally printed on pink sheets.

2. Informal; the over-the-counter market.

Pink Sheets

The registered name for a privately owned company that operates a centralized quotation service that collects and distributes market maker quotations for securities traded in the over-the-counter market. The service is named for the color of the sheets on which the National Quotation Bureau distributed bid and ask quotations for OTC securities. In 1999 Pink Sheets introduced its Electronic Quotation Service, which provides real-time quotes for OTC equities and bonds. See also OTC Bulletin Board, Yellow Sheets.

Pink Sheets.

Pink Sheets LLC is a centralized financial information network.

It provides current prices and other information in both print and electronic formats to the over-the-counter (OTC) securities markets.

Its Electronic Quotation Service reports real-time OTC equity and bond quotations to market makers and brokers, and its website provides a broad range of historical and current data.

The name pink sheet derives from the pink paper on which the National Quotation Bureau originally printed information on OTC stocks. Comparable information on OTC bonds was printed on yellow paper.

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He was looking at the few words scrawled across the pink sheet with a heavy black pencil:
All down Wellington Street people could be seen fluttering out the pink sheets and reading, and the Strand was suddenly noisy with the voices of an army of hawkers following these pioneers.
For real-time quotes, how to trade pink sheet stocks, how to protect yourself and additional stock information, please see www.
Eventually moving to an exchange, such as AMEX, from a high-quality Pink Sheet category should be no more difficult than in moving from the Bulletin Board, so long as the requirements of the exchange are met.
and for BMXP (the Pink Sheet Company) that currently carries that corporate name, to change its name to avoid confusion.
IT training company New Horizon Worldwide Inc (Pink Sheets:NWRZ) declared on Wednesday its intention to voluntarily stop its filing of annual and quarterly financial reports on the Pink Sheets.
for international exchange-listed companies, operated by Pink Sheets, LLC.
The Company has been advised that its common stock is immediately eligible for quotation on the Pink Sheets, an electronic quotation service for securities traded over-the-counter, effective with the open of business on January 10, 2007.
The latter exchange is Pink Sheets' recently unveiled new quotation, listing and disclosure service that "help(s) serious issuers stand out from the almost 5,000 OTC securities electronically traded on the Pink Sheets," according to www.
The shares of all ten banks presently are not listed on any national securities exchange but are traded on the pink sheets under the following symbols: Blue Ridge Bank (PINK SHEETS:BLUG); Central National Bank (PINK SHEETS:CKLV); Community National Bank (PINK SHEETS:CNTB); First National Bank (PINK SHEETS:FNRM); First National Exchange Bank (PINK SHEETS:FNEX); Mountain National Bank (PINK SHEETS: MNBG); Patrick Henry National Bank (PINK SHEETS:PHNY); Patriot Bank (PINK SHEETS:POKV); Peoples National Bank (PINK SHEETS:PNVB); and Shenandoah National Bank (PINK SHEETS:SDOH).
The Company's stock last traded on Nasdaq on Friday, November 10, 2006, and the first trade of the Company's stock on the Pink Sheets occurred on Monday, November 13, 2006.
Pink Sheets information enhances the efficiency of OTC trading providing better executions for OTC investors and improves the capital formation process for OTC issuers.