open market

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open market

n.
1. A freely competitive market operating without restrictions: That painting might fetch a higher price on the open market.
2. The market for Treasury securities through which the Federal Reserve controls the money supply.

open market

n
(Commerce)
a. a market in which prices are determined by supply and demand, there are no barriers to entry, and trading is not restricted to a specific area
b. (as modifier): open-market value.

o′pen mar′ket


n.
an unrestricted competitive market in which any buyer and seller is free to participate.
[1760–70]
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Zebra Technologies added that the repurchases may be made through a variety of methods, which may include open market purchases, at the discretion of management and 10b5-1 plans.
Except for exempt offers, the Company will make no purchases of common shares other than open market purchases during the period of the NCIB.
Pursuant to this program, purchases of shares of the Company's common stock will be made subject to market conditions and at prevailing market prices, through open market purchases. Repurchased shares of common stock will become authorized but unissued shares.
Through open market purchases, Devon expects to repurchase $500 million before its third-quarter earnings call.
Repurchases will be conducted through open market purchases, which may include purchases under a trading plan adopted pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b5-1, or through privately negotiated transactions.
Guidi acquired the shares through open market purchases in Canada for an average purchase price of CDN 1.00 per share.
Purchases by Astronics under this program may be made from time to time at prevailing market prices in open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block purchase techniques, or otherwise, as determined by Astronics' management.
The company said the timing and size of any open market purchases will depend on market conditions, share price, regulatory requirements and other considerations.
The program is authorized for up to 24 months and purchases under the plan may be made from time to time in open market purchases, through privately negotiated transactions or otherwise.
Anaren intends to repurchase shares from time to time by means of open market purchases and privately negotiated transactions at prevailing market prices.
The share repurchase plan is to repurchase up to USD5m outstanding shares of the firm's common stock in open market purchases, with block trades being permitted, from time to time in the discretion of the Company's management and as market conditions allow.
Pemex already has a refining joint venture in the US with Shell at Deer Park, Texas, which it has used in the past to meet Mexican gasoline needs, although in recent years it has relied on open market purchases. Meanwhile, Pemex has secured $3.25 billion of loans from some 25 banks, IFR, a Thomson Reuters Service, reported.