principal market

Principal Market

The primary exchange on which a security is traded. For example, most blue chip companies list their principal market as the New York Stock Exchange because it is a large exchange with a high trading volume. Nevertheless, these stocks can and do trade on other exchanges, as well as in the over-the-counter market.

principal market

The main market in which a security trades. The principal market for the common stock of most large corporations in the United States is the New York Stock Exchange, even though most of this stock also trades on one or more other exchanges and in the over-the-counter market. See also consolidated tape.
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In the Americas, the North American region is the principal market due to the incidence of key companies in the healthcare diagnostics industry.
"The Future of High-Performance Pigments to 2021" analyzes the principal market sectors for high-performance pigments (HPPs) and specialty pigments (SPs).
SAPHIR DU RHEU'S owner Andy Stewart believes his young star's two principal market rivals will be the ones to benefit most from the Hennessy Gold Cup defection of Coneygree, who was ruled out of the winter highlight yesterday after a schooling session.
The fair value of a financial asset is determined based on real or potential market transactions in the government's principal market (or in the absence of a principal market, a government's most advantageous market).
"The functional foods market has experienced fairly strong growth in certain parts of the world," said Jonathan Thomas, principal market analyst at Leatherhead.
According to the organization, the core of this market report will be trends and developments in the label converter segment of the packaging and labeling supply chain and in the principal market segments across Europe.
Table 1 provides summary statistics for a full sample of 33 Tunisian IPOs and separately for the listed IPOs in the principal market (29) and the alternative market (4) between 1994 and 2012.
Distinguish between principal market and distribution market.
It thereby removed a principal market for the British coal industry, and ensured our long-term dependence on imported natural gas once North Sea supplies declined.
Company's principal market is the city of Saint-Petersburg (more than 50% of sales in 1h 2012), however, the chain is also represented in 16 other large cities.
However, 12 months on, that hope appears to have been superseded by the eurozone crisis, which looks set to send British manufacturing's principal market place into a downward spiral.

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