beta shares

/'bi:tə ʃeəz/, beta securities /'bi:tə sɪˌkjυərɪtiz/, beta stocks /'bi:tə stɒks/ plural noun
a group of about 500 shares which are traded on the London Stock Exchange, but not as frequently as the alpha shares
(NOTE: Prices of beta shares are quoted on SEAQ, but not the share transactions.)

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