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Spike

Order ticket that shows the stock, price, number of shares, type, and account of the order. Origin: Practice of placing the ticket on a metal spike upon execution or cancellation. Spike is also a sudden, drastic increase in a company's share price.
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spike

A sudden, short-term change in the price of a security that just as suddenly returns close to its previous level. For example, a stock that has consistently traded in a $10 to $12 per share range may suddenly move to a price of $14 and then return to $12. The sudden rise to the $14 price is a spike.
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Calicut picked up the pace soon with two back-to-back spikes from Lal.
Jade Hise was 6-6 on sets and 40-42 on spikes with nine kills, while going 10-12 on serves with 12 points and 33 digs.
"Spikes Asia is all about celebrating creativity in communications as well as nurturing and developing the next generation of talent," said Joe Pullos, Festival Director, Spikes Asia.
Spikes reconfigured the flow field around the blunt bodies, and the interaction between shock waves was the most typical feature during the reconfiguration.
Spikes are regions of an unusually strong magnetic field, but a fundamental law of nature means that they must be accompanied by regions of weaker field elsewhere on the globe.
Ten randomly selected spikes were obtained from the mother shoot and their weight was calculated with the help of electrical balance.
The crop was harvested when the spike turned reddish-brown colour and lower leaves dried up and start yellowing of upper leaves.
Equation (2) can determine the rate of spikes along with their resting and peak times.
NOTI - In the heated logging debates of the 1990s, some environmentalists turned to spikes to try to make their point.
On Monday the group said it would not be going ahead with the plans - as a new row developed over anti-nesting spikes which had been spotted on the listed bridge tower.
The analysis of the relationships between variables measured on main stem spike and yield and yield component, measured on an area basis, indicated that genotypes, having high number of spikes per [m.sup.2], are more tolerant to source limitation, than those having fewer fertile tillers per [m.sup.2].
There are two distinct neuronal hallmarks that characterize epilepsy: epileptic seizures and epileptic spikes. Epileptic spikes are high amplitude (>50 V) fast electrographic activity, sometimes followed by a slow wave, and last for only a couple of hundreds of milliseconds when recorded at the brain surface (e.g.