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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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The February Index was at year-end 2003 levels, while the January index was almost 20% higher than year-end 2003, with the upticks spreading across major industries including: health care, manufacturing, trade, construction and communications.
In addition, moderate interest rate upticks in the last six months should put some downward pressure on Fidelity National's earnings and operating cash flows for debt service in 2000.