- A transaction dealt through the London Stock Exchange which is a contract to buy or sell an agreed quantity of stock at an agreed price. Exchange Handbook Glossary————Term used for a share transaction.————See trade London Stock Exchange Glossary
* * *▪ I. bargain bar‧gain 1 [ˈbɑːgn ǁ ˈbɑːr-] noun [countable]1. something you buy cheaply or for less than the usual price:
• The company's shares are a bargain at the current level.
• He made a lot of money by buying houses at bargain prices and reselling them.2. COMMERCE an agreement between two people or groups to do something in return for something else:
• Management and unions have managed to strike a bargain whereby unions have accepted more flexible working in return for better pay.
• Football is important to Sky TV, and the clubs will now try to drive a hard bargain (= make a bargaining agreement very much to their advantage ) on future TV rights.ˌDutch ˈbargain COMMERCEa deal giving all of the advantage to one side3. FINANCE an occasion when particular shares, bonds etc are bought or sold on a financial market. The number of bargains in a particular period of time is one measurement of the level of economic activity:
• In government securities, the number of bargains per day has averaged nearly 3,300.[m0] ▪ II. bargain bargain 2 verb [intransitive]to discuss the conditions of a sale, agreement etc in order to get the greatest advantage for yourself
* * *Ⅰ.bargain UK US /ˈbɑːgɪn/ noun [C]► COMMERCE something that is on sale at a lower price than usual: »
The airline regularly offers last-minute bookings at bargain prices.► an agreement between two people or groups in which each promises to do something in exchange for something else: strike/make a bargain »
The management and employees eventually struck a bargain.► COMMERCE a situation in which two or more people agree on a price that something is sold at: strike a bargain »
They felt that the offer was too low but after some negotiation they eventually struck a bargain.► STOCK MARKET in the UK, an act of buying or selling shares on the London Stock Exchange: »
After the bargain is completed, the broker will want to know when payment will be made.● into the bargain — Cf. into the bargainⅡ.bargain UK US /ˈbɑːgɪn/ verb [I]► COMMERCE, HR to discuss something with somebody, for example a price or a rate of pay, in order to get an agreement that is of advantage to you: bargain (with sb) (for/over sth) »
Unions bargain with employers for better rates of pay each year.
Financial and business terms. 2012.