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This is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price.


The lowest price for which a seller is willing to sell some asset. When one makes a buy order, one may order a broker to buy at the ask, which is simply the best price currently available. The difference between the ask and the bid is called the bid-ask spread, which is a key measure of liquidity.


The price at which a security is offered for sale. Also called offer. See also best ask. Compare bid.


The ask price (a shortening of asked price) is the price at which a market maker or broker offers to sell a security or commodity.

The price another market maker or broker is willing to pay for that security is called the bid price, and the difference between the two prices is called the spread.

Bid and ask prices are typically reported to the media for commodities and over-the-counter (OTC) transactions. In contrast, last, or closing, prices are reported for exchange-traded and national market securities.

With open-end mutual funds, the ask price is the net asset value (NAV), or the price you get if you sell, plus the sales charge, if one applies.

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Miles Shipside, Rightmove director and housing market analyst, said: "While it is the norm for new sellers' asking prices to be buoyant at the start of a new year, this first complete month in 2018 is seeing more pricing optimism than the comparable period in 2017.
The West Midlands has seen the biggest annual jump in asking prices
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If your 120-bed facility produces a net operating margin of 23% of revenues, and the other facility only yields a 16% margin, there should be big differences in the asking prices per bed - if the asking price for the lower margin facility were, for example, $25,000 per bed, the asking price for your facility could easily be $35,900, and potentially much more.
Setting tempting asking prices and then quickly reducing them if there is little initial interest will be key to turning this promising level of buyer activity into actual sales.
House-sellers' asking prices reached a new record high in May amid signs that people's moving needs are taking priority over uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the forthcoming General Election, according to a property website.
Rightmove saw asking prices increase by 1% month-on-month across England and Wales in January to reach PS243,861 on average, marking the biggest monthly jump it has seen for this time of year in records going back to 2002.
THE end of the worst property crash in history could be in sight after the asking prices for houses in the capital rose for the first time in six years.
FEWER than a third of current house sellers have knocked some cash off their asking price, in a further sign that confidence is returning to the market, a property website has claimed.
5-bath, 1,017 sf condo with home office in prewar elevator building; 24-hr doorman, concierge; stainless steel kitchen, oversized marble master bath with rain shower and soaking tub; southern and western exposures, cityscape views; building has gym and roof deck; common charges $832; taxes $996; asking price $1.
The seller is then asked to refund via a wire service any amount over the asking price and costs of shipping.
s Oak Brook office for $5 million, $200,000 above the asking price.