noun Etymology: 2up + 3tick Date: 1955 increase, rise <
an uptick in sales
an uptick in hiring

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • uptick — ☆ uptick [up′tik΄ ] n. [ UP + TICK1 (see TICKER, a)] 1. a stock transaction at a price higher than that of the preceding transaction 2. an increase or upturn; rise …   English World dictionary

  • Uptick — A term used to describe a transaction that took place at a higher price than the preceding transaction involving the same security. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * uptick up‧tick [ˈʌptɪk] noun 1. [countable usually singular] FINANCE a …   Financial and business terms

  • uptick — UK [ˈʌptɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms uptick : singular uptick plural upticks business a small increase, especially in the price of something In order for an uptick to occur, a transaction price must be followed by an increased transaction …   English dictionary

  • Uptick — Règle de l uptick La règle de l up tick ((en) uptick rule) est une règle de trading utilisée pour réguler les ventes à découvert sur les marchés financiers. Cette règle impose, sous réserve de certaines exceptions, que lorsqu une valeur mobilière …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Uptick — A transaction occurring at a price above the previous transaction. In order for an uptick to occur, a transaction price must be followed by an increased transaction price. This term is commonly used in reference to stocks, but it can also be… …   Investment dictionary

  • uptick — /up tik /, n. 1. a rise or improvement in business activity, in mood, etc. 2. Stock Exchange. a. a selling price that is higher than the last price. b. a slight upward trend in price. Cf. downtick. [1950 55; UP + TICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • uptick — noun a) A small change upwards or increase in something that has been steady or declining. b) A stock market transaction or quote at a price above a preceding one …   Wiktionary

  • uptick — n. (Economics) small increase in the price of a stock; securities transaction at a price that is higher than its previous price …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uptick — noun N. Amer. a small increase …   English new terms dictionary

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