Definitions for "exchange distribution"
Keywords:  solicit, dist, ticker, floor, block
A trade on the exchange floor of a block of shares representing many buy and...
A sale on an exchange floor of a large block of stock in a single transaction. A broker bunches a large number of buy orders and sells the block all at once. The broker receives a special commission from the seller.
Block trade completed on an exchange floor. An investor who wishes to sell a large block of stock in one transaction will request a broker to solicit and group orders. The seller sells the securities to the buyers all at the same time, and the trade is announced on the broad tape as an exchange distribution. The seller pays a special commission to the executing broker. See: Broad Tape