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change hands

To be acquired or bought by another person or group. The company has changed hands several times but is still on the verge of bankruptcy. The famous painting has changed hands only once since it was first sold.
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change hands

[for something] to be sold or passed from owner to owner. (From the "point of view" of the object that is passed on.) How many times has this lot changed hands in the last ten years? We built this house in 1970, and it has never changed hands.
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change hands

Pass from one owner to another. For example, This house seems to change hands every other year, or The contract is valid only when money changes hands. [Second half of 1600s]
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change hands

COMMON If something changes hands, one person or organization gets it from another, usually by buying it. A bottle of this wine cost around £2 in 1962. Today, the same bottle would change hands for anything up to four hundred pounds. The property has changed hands several times recently. Note: When something is sold for a particular amount of money, you say that amount of money changes hands. Record sums of money changed hands at Christie's in New York, where a portrait by Vincent Van Gogh has been sold for more than eighty million dollars.
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change hands

1 (of a business or building) pass to a different owner. 2 (of money or a marketable commodity) pass to another person in the course of a business transaction.
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change ˈhands

pass to a different owner: The house has changed hands several times.
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change hands

To pass from one owner to another.
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60 for buying, appreciated and was changing hands at Rs 123.
79 for buying, depreciated and was changing hands at Rs 104.
50 strike has seen several large blocks ranging form 1,000 to 3,000 contracts changing hands to comprise a total volume of more than 20,000 contracts.
Furthermore, options speculators are out in force, sending more than 19,000 calls across the tape at AAPL's January 100 strike, with another 13,000 calls changing hands at the stock's December 90 strike.
Our next block is just as confusing when it comes to discerning the traders' intentions, but with 12,000 contracts changing hands, it is much more compelling.
With WYNN trading above the 90 level, all of these calls changing hands today are comfortably in the money (and fairly pricey to boot).
E[acute accent]AAPL's September 70 call is receiving another dose of activity today, with more than 5,000 of these bullishly oriented options changing hands so far today.
At last check, the stock was changing hands at $11.
On the flip side, puts for PG are performing miserably today, with the August 55 (PG TL) receiving the only notable activity, if you can call 1,100 contracts changing hands at this front-month strike notable by comparison.