profit taking


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profit taking

n.
The selling of a security in order to realize profits from a price increase.

profit taking

n
(Commerce) selling commodities, securities, etc, at a profit after a rise in market values or before an expected fall in values
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LAHORE -- The investors turned to profit taking on Wednesday with benchmark index shedding 162 points, down 0.
Traders said that while the market index has been trying to move up, the announcements by banks that they would undertake stock rights offer, triggered profit taking.
The PSEi was down on bargain hunting not profit taking.
The Nasdaq was constrained by significant profit taking, however, profit taking in other technology stocks, including Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet held back the Nasdaq Composite, which ended flat, as the S&P 500 edged up 0.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's stocks closed higher on Friday due to a gain in index heavy-weight Muslim commercial Bank, even as profit taking continued in oil stocks.
The market is going through partial profit taking," said Mohamed Khaled Hafez, relationship manager at Prime Emirates LLC in Abu Dhabi.
29 September 2010 - Danske Markets Equities has downgraded its recommendation on Danish brewery group Carlsberg A/S (CPH: CARL B) to "accumulate" from "buy" as it sees risk of share price decrease due to profit taking in the short term.
Summary: Profit taking sell offs erase modest gains by close of trade.
New York stocks turned lower Tuesday on profit taking.
Summary: Profit taking and risk aversion can bolster the dollar - if only these influences can pick up momentum.
It was about time the market would start profit taking, and we saw that yesterday and today," said Wafik Dawood of Naeem Brokerage, noting that the dip followed declines in international markets on Monday.
London shares lost some of their post-US election strength today, as profit taking took its toll on the market.