Basics Of Share Market

Learn all about stock quotes

Stock market investment is a great avenue. You invest money to buy stocks. These stocks then pay dividends. The exchange lists over 5,000 stocks. Each stock must be identified so that it stands out from other listed stocks. Stock quotes are crucial in this regard.


A ticker is a list of numbers displayed on TV, or on large billboards outside the Bombay Stock Exchange. It can be seen in red or green letters. These are stock quotes. These are stock symbols. The group of letters that you see is a stock sign, and the numbers that follow indicate the stock price.

  • What are stock symbols? A stock symbol is a unique code that is given to all companies on the exchange. You can quickly find information about the company by knowing the stock symbol or code. Investors who want to do a financial analysis on a company before buying shares are able to access this information. TCS stands to Tata Consultancy Services and INFY for Infosys. It is often impossible to give the complete name of a company. It would take up too much space on the stock board or ticker board. The stock symbol is useful in such cases, as it only requires 3-4 letters. Stock symbols are sometimes also called ticker symbols. When searching for a stock on the exchange's website, you can simply type the stock symbol to direct you to the company's webpage, which will provide all details.

You can type the first three letters of the company. You can choose the stock you want to invest in from any combination displayed on our site.


Stock quotes can be found easily. The internet and business news channels are two of the most popular ways to find stock information. The stock table is also published by pink papers and business newspapers.

Why Should a Stock Quote be read?

You need to be able to determine the current stock price and its historical trends before you invest in it. If you want to make a good investment in the right company, this is essential. This will ensure you get the stock correct, as well as the share price. You must remember that you can maximize your stock market profits by buying at low prices and selling at highs. Timing is crucial. Stock quotes provide the necessary information to make these buying/selling decisions.

You need to keep track of stocks for a certain amount of time before you make a purchase or sell decision. You can benefit from the best stock opportunities in the market by tracking stocks. You can also track the performance of your portfolio stocks. It isn't as difficult as it sounds. It provides all the information you need to make smart investments.

The Portfolio Tracker Section allows you to monitor your portfolio on a regular basis. Our Research Section allows you to track stocks that you are interested in purchasing, and keep up with market activity with detailed market reports.


Stock information is available online and in financial papers. It contains all stock information. It can be confusing to comprehend. These are its key elements:

Company name:

Stock tables need space to accommodate details of as many shares possible. This creates a space crunch. This is why company symbols are used, not company names. However, the company names are also displayed on the internet. This allows you to identify the stock.


Live Share Price changes as more trades take place during market hours. This happens because selling makes the stock less valuable and buying makes it more valuable. This affects the share price. The stock quote lists the highest and lowest stock prices for that day to give investors a comparison. If the share price keeps rising, then the 'high' will continue to rise. The inverse would be true for a downmarket. In this case, the low' would continue to fall. The difference between the highest price and lowest price gives you an indication of the stock's volatility after the market closes.

Net Change:

It also allows you to calculate the stock's change in price by using the closing price. This percentage and absolute change can be written in either percentage or absolute format. To calculate the percentage change, subtract the current closing price from the closing price. Then divide the closing price by the today's closing price. Positive changes indicate that the stock price increased over the previous day. Stock is marked in green if the net change is positive. Red is used for shares that have fallen.

Dividend details:

Dividends are a form of income that companies give to shareholders. Dividends are the main source of income, even though an investor still owns the share. This is crucial for long-term investors. Investors will see higher returns if they receive more dividends. Many stock quotes will mention the dividend yield to help you compare the dividend and the share price. Divide the dividend per share by the stock price to calculate the dividend yield. The dividend yield is a measure of the investor's income from dividends.

Stock Price:

This is the price that an investor or trader will pay to purchase a single share in the company. It fluctuates during trading hours and stays constant when the markets are closed. This is the amount of market value that the company has received.

Close to

Once the market is closed for trading, stock prices cease to fluctuate. The stock's closing price, or 'close', is the price at which it traded the most recently. It is the closing price for the day, which investors can use as a reference point. The newspaper is delivered each morning and reflects the closing price of the stock on the previous day.

52-week high/low

This chart shows the 52-weeks that have passed between the stock's highest and lowest price. This also helps investors understand the stock's trading range over longer periods of time.

PE Ratio

The PE ratio is also mentioned in stock quotes and tables. This is the price an investor pays for every rupee that the company earns. This is calculated by adding the stock price to the earnings per share. This is crucial because the stock price is an asset that is assigned by the market. This is largely dependent on the market sentiment regarding the stock and may not be in sync with the share's internal values. It helps to see the value of the share relative to its financial performance. High PE ratios indicate that the stock is expensive, while low PE ratios indicate that the stock can be purchased cheaply.


A company may not trade all its shares if it has a certain number of shares on the exchange. It all depends on how much stock is being demanded. This can be understood by the section titled "volume", which indicates how many stocks have changed hands. A significant change in stock price is often accompanied by a higher trading volume.

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