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Shop

Wall Street slang for a firm.
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Shop

1. Among workers on Wall Street, informal for a company, especially a publicly-traded company.

2. To seek out the best bid price or ask price possible for a security by contacting a large number of broker-dealers.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved

shop

A dealership in securities.

shop

To contact a number of dealers in a security in an effort to obtain the most advantageous bid or ask price.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.

shop

a business premise which is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop or store to make purchases. The range of merchandise they stock and sell varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization on the one product (as in a shoe shop, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive ‘hypermarket'complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

shop

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store

a business premise that is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop to make purchases. The range of merchandise that is stocked and sold varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization in one product (a ‘shoe shop’, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive hypermarket complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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The regulator said the findings highlighted the "sheer lack of awareness" among tenants of their rights to shop around for the best deal, with just 26% of renters ever switching gas supplier compared with 47% of homeowners.
They encourage drivers to remove a rooftop cargo box to save 20 per cent, shop around for fuel to save seven per cent, check tyre pressures every month to save four per cent and take out excess weight from inside the car to save two per cent.
"The Prime Minister said to shop around. You might shop around but what are the other firms going to do next week?
Analysts at Inenco Direct, who said many other businesses fail to shop around for the best deals, have based the figures on a survey of their 220 clients in the region, which have a combined annual consumption of 21million kWh.
It said that the people who are retiring in any given year lose between pounds 500 million and pounds 1 billion in lifetime income because they fail to shop around and make the optimal choices.