- profit-takers UK US (also profit takers) noun [plural] STOCK MARKET► investors who sells shares, etc. after their value has risen in order to make a profit. The sale by a large number of investors often causes share prices to go down: »
Financial services dropped 19 points as profit-takers hit bank shares for a second straight day.»
Overnight the Dow fell sharply as profit takers moved in.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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