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The yield, or rate of return, on a stockholder’s investment. It is figured by dividing the annual dividend by the current price of the stock. Sales 100s:
The total amount of stock traded during the previous day. This example shows that 1,558,400 shares of this stock changed hands. High:
The highest price paid for the stock during the previous day. Last:
The last price paid for the stock at the end of the previous day. 52-Week High Low 63.88 Div Yld Sales % P/E 100s 3.9 15 15584 High 45.73 Low 42.20 Last 44.58 Chg -0.07 35.31 XYZ Comm 1.76 52-week high and low:
The highest and lowest prices paid for the stock during the past year. Div:
Short for dividend. A dividend is when a public company decides to pay a portion of its profits to stockholders. For each share of stock owned, a shareholder should receive $1.76 from the company’s annual profits. P/E:
Short for price/earnings ratio. The price of a share of stock divided by the company’s earnings per share for the last year. Low:
The lowest price paid for the stock during the previous day. Change:
The difference between the last trade and the previous day’s price. Stock:
The name of the company. Every stock traded on a securities market also has a symbol. Some newspapers list an abbreviation of the company’s name instead of the symbol. Many financial websites let you type in the stock symbol or the company’s name to find out its symbol. In 2001, the NYSE became the first U.S. market to become fully decimalized, trading in dollars and cents instead of fractions. Today, many people also read stock tables in real-time format on the Internet. Grateful acknowledgment to The New York Times, an NYSE-listed company, for allowing us to use their Business Section to show how NYSE stocks are listed.
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course ECO 389 taught by Professor Chen,j during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '08