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Sell

To relinquish ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Selling may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives to the buyer 100 widgets and in their place receives $200. See also: Buy.

sell

To dispose of an asset. Compare buy.

sell

see SELLING.
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During August, short interest increased by 12 percent, resulting in 14 percent of the firm's float sold short.
Some profit taking from the short-covering crowd could also be bolstering the equity, as more than 17 percent of PALM's float is sold short.
Furthermore, short sellers are feeling the heat on this move, as more than 56 percent of MOVI's float is sold short.