Market Watch

Understanding Marketwatch

The screen displays a continuous flow of real time quotes and includes the following information:

  • Company Name: All names of companies listed in The Securities Market are displayed.
  • Company Symbol: Special Symbol provided to companies for trading purposes as given by The Securities Market.
  • The last closing price: The average price of the securities at the last trading session, computed as the value of securities traded divided by the number of securities traded.
  • Opening Price: The price of the first executed transaction on a security during a trading session.
  • Highest Price: The highest price executed on a security during a trading session.
  • Lowest price: The lowest price executed on a security during a trading session.
  • Last Price: The price of the last executed transaction on a security during a trading session.
  • Change: The Change price for the day is the difference between the last price and the last closing price.
  • The 52 Week High Price: The highest price executed on a security during the preceding 52 weeks.
  • The 52 Week Low Price: The lowest price executed on security during the preceding 52 weeks.
  • Ask Price: The lowest quoted to sell a security.
  • Ask Size (Volume): Represent the number of shares a seller is willing to sell at the Ask Price.
  • Bid Price: The Highest quoted to buy a security.
  • Bid size (Volume): Represent the number of shares a buyer is willing to buy at the bid price.
  • Number of transactions: Total executed transaction per company.
  • Trading volume: Total volume of shares traded per company.
  • Trading value: Total value of shares traded per company.
  • Market index: A statistical market capitalization-weighted index that represents the performance of The Securities Market listed companies through the measurement of the change of securities prices now relative to some base value.
  • Total Market activity: Include the total shares traded value, total shares trading volume and the total number of transactions executed for all companies during a trading session.
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