How to Read the Stock Market Tables Like a Pro

Stock news comes in different form and it is almost omnipresent. You can update stock news from television, ticker tapes in front of financial buildings, newspaper in form of stock tables and internet. The most important one to take into account while intending to become a successful investor is to learn how to read the stock market tables as it is quite necessary for an individual to get the precise information.

Tips to Read the Stock Market Tables

While reading news paper you come across  tables full of  numbers, arrows and letters which is nothing but stock table which shows you the overall performance of a company on that day as well help you in comparative analysis by giving you the historical data of that company. Stock table varies from paper to paper but in general it have some basic information which are summarized as follows.

52 Week High -  It shows that since 52 weeks the price for a particular stock is high. By this you can be able to analyse the trends and performance of the particular stock is well revealed through it.

52 Week Low - It shows that since 52 weeks the price for a particular stock is low. By this you can be able to analyse the trends and performance of the particular stock is well revealed through it.

Name / Symbol - Name and symbol are put up in one column. Every body know very well that name mean name of the company and symbol indicate stock symbol with three letters which is an identification of the company in stock market. Stock symbol should be known to the investors as it would be of help in predicting the performance of stock over time and while finding stock quotes through internet.

Dividend - The company pay to the share holder what profit it gets in form of dividend on annual basis.

Volume - In a single day number of shares traded constitute a volume.

Yield - Dividend divided by stock price constitute yield. Depending on the price of stock the yield of a particular stock vary on that day.

P/E Ratio - If P/E ratio is low then you can invest in that stock. It is actually the stock price divided by the company earnings per share.

Day Last - Day last is the today's stock price.

Net Change - Net change is the difference between the current stock price and stock price of the day before which are usually reported in form of percentage.

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