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Tout

To promote a security in order to attract buyers.

Tout

To strongly encourage investors to buy a particular security. Touting usually comes from someone with a strong interest in seeing the security's price rise, such as a large shareholder, a public relations firm, or even the issuing company itself. To tout is illegal in some circumstances, notably around the date of registration with the SEC.

tout

To foster interest in a particular company or security. For example, a broker might tout a security to a client in the hope that the client will purchase the security.
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Other visitors to the town also reported that a number of touts had now set up a spot next to the bus stand close to the UNESCO protected archaeological park in Kato Paphos so that they can pounce on visitors.
And the touts were as busy as ever, offering to buy tickets off anyone who would listen.
The partnership with WWE has proven that when you give enthusiastic fans the ability to easily share and interact with real-time video status updates, they will jump at the chance," said Michael Downing, CEO, Tout.
The first thing that struck me was that despite the much-publicised crackdown on touts by the railways and Delhi Police, nothing really has changed.
Much ticket touting is also linked to crime networks so buying from touts is only supporting organised crime.
However, we believe horseracing does have a problem with ticket touts, and it's important that our view is taken into consideration.
The pounds 1,000-plus figure is way above what internet ticket touts were asking for the 2005 final inIstanbul.
A senior source close to Croke Park revealed that GAA bosses are furious that touts are cashing in so openly.
Council leader, John Price said: "We hope we will never see touts at the gates of Chester Racecourse again.
WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today an investment in and strategic partnership with Tout Industries, Inc.
The tweak in the Digital Economy Bill would stop touts and crooks selling tickets they haven't been able to buy or which don't exist.
In the past, several cases of fake admissions and students being cheated by touts have come to the notice of the Delhi University.