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1. An increase, especially a small or incremental one: last week's uptick in interest rates.
2. A transaction in a stock market executed at a price above the previous transaction for the same security.

[From the indication of a rise in price of a stock by a plus sign on boards above stock market stations.]


a rise or increase



1. a rise or improvement, esp. in business.
2. a slight rise or rising trend in the stock market.
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Noun1.uptick - a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transactionuptick - a transaction in the stock market at a price above the price of the preceding transaction
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
downtick - a transaction in the stock market at a price below the price of the preceding transaction
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Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Executive Director Francis Saturnino Juan noted that while there had been a lull period when there was no secondary cap in the spot market, the implementation of the new one still coincided with the shutdowns of power plants which triggered up-ticks in spot prices.
Net absorption measured just over 145,000 s/f through the first three months of the year with submarkets such as Lower 287, Upper Bergen, Route 24, and the Meadowlands absorbing considerable amounts of space due to up-ticks in activity or lack of new product.
With only three exceptions, every single vendor whose revenues are listed in this year's compendium has seen increased revenues between 2009 and 2010, and many vendors have seen considerable up-ticks, some through expansion or acquisition.
We believe we're already feeling slight up-ticks in our business, and seeing a little more activity at retail," he said.
My guess is that we're going to see bad months through until the end of the year, with a small up-ticks in retail in October for elections (newspaper readers and likely voters tend to be the same people).
Even at this stage of the litigation, there can still be up-ticks in claims filings, the number and nature of which are important to understand.
The Air Force is proposing sharp up-ticks to the Predator and Global Hawk UAV programs, while the space budget has remained flat.
While it's impossible to speak definitively for the year, we have seen sonic encouraging up-ticks in the demand for general construction equipment.
While ridership statistics show continued up-ticks, we know such gains could be even steeper with on-time dependability and increased frequency.