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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
market value
▪ Generally this must be not lower than cost or market value.
▪ However, some companies in liberalized contexts are already facing shareholder discontent, collapse of market value and take-overs.
▪ In 1994, the Amex listed 39 new companies, with a mean market value of $ 90. 8 million.
▪ The market value of the combined enterprise will be about $ 80 billion.
▪ The balance sheet that would be most useful to an investment analyst would be the market value balance sheet.
▪ The indemnity only covers market value claims as at the date of exchange.
market value

n. (context finance English) The price which a seller or insurer might reasonably expect to fetch for goods, services or security on the open market.

market value

n. the price at which buyers and sellers trade the item in an open marketplace [syn: market price]

Market value

Market value or OMV (Open Market Valuation) is the price at which an asset would trade in a competitive auction setting. Market value is often used interchangeably with open market value, fair value or fair market value, although these terms have distinct definitions in different standards, and may differ in some circumstances.