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On an exchange, a transaction in which a security was traded at the higher price than its previous trade. Some regulations and rules on exchanges only permit certain transactions following an uptick or a zero-plus tick, though some, such as the short sale rule, have become obsolete with increased digitalization of the market. An uptick is also called a plus tick.


An upward price movement for a security transaction compared with the preceding transaction of the same security. Also called plus tick. Compare downtick.


An uptick is the smallest possible incremental increase in a security's price, which, for stocks, is one cent. So when there's an uptick in a stock selling at $20.25 cents, the new price is $20.26 cents.

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Oh, and that little up-tick on the Index chart had looked so pretty.
As the loan books begin to season, we expect an up-tick in non-performing loans.
Even after a recent modest up-tick to around 340p last week, they remain less than 10p above their most recent 12-month lows.
The flexible circuit segment began its upward climb in December of 2006, and the rigid PCB segment showed its first up-tick in February 2007.
One key reason for the significant up-tick is the increased number of applications submitted by firms which have never before filed ANDAs.
There are now some indications that many mills have reached the point where the technical bench strength in the workforce has disappeared, and an up-tick in entry level hiring of engineers is anticipated.
Outgoing APCA President Max Nichols of Jomax Construction told attendees that "though the last two years have been down ones in the pipeline market, things are starting back up in 2004--there is definitely an up-tick in the cycle.
Unlike the Midwest or regions of the South, where space is available for stockpiling, land in the Northeast is just too expensive to set aside a couple of acres to stockpile material in hopes of an up-tick in the price.
Although the up-tick is slight, this represents a significant turnaround in print markets.
2% up-tick in April this year, non-oil domestic exports have been slumping since January last year.
7 billion and held 21 percent more in corporate stock and had a 15 percent up-tick in bonds holdings, the IRS said.
With time, I think this could be another massive loan-bailout situation brewing, and the first up-tick in interest rates would likely be when much of this will start to come undone.