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Chapter 1: The S tock M arket . 1.2 Stock Market D ata. Categories used in Stock Market International Charts. Last – price per share of the last trade that was made for a particular stock

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## Chapter 1: The S tock M arket

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**Chapter 1: The Stock Market**1.2 Stock Market Data**Categories used in Stock Market International Charts**• Last – price per share of the last trade that was made for a particular stock • Close (closing price) – the last price at which a stock was traded during a regular’s day trading session. Most stock markets daily session is 9am-4pm EST • High – the highest price at which one share of a stock was traded on a given day • Low – the lowest price at which one share of stock was traded on a given day**Categories used in Stock Market International Charts**• Volume – the number of shares that was traded in a given time period • Sometimes listed as sales in 100s. This represents the number of groups of 100 shares that were traded on a given day • 52-week high- the highest price at which one share was traded over the last year • 52-week low – the lowest price at which one share was traded over the last year • Chg or net change – the change between the previous day’s closing price and the current day’s closing price • After hours trading – some trades are made after the market closes**Real world example…**• http://finance.yahoo.com/ • Let’s find a corporation and take a look at some of its data…**Example 1**• Examine the data for XYZ Corporation published at the close of two trading days. These categories are used when analyzing data about stock.**Example 1 Continued**• What was the difference between the high and the low prices on May 5th?**Example 2**• On May 12, what was the actual volume of XYZ shares posted? Write the volume in thousands.**Example 3**• At what price did XYZ Corporation close on May 4?**Example 4**• Use the may 4 closing price from Ex 3 and the May 5 opening price to find the difference in prices as a percent increase. Round to the nearest hundredth percent.**Example 5**• On May 6, the XYZ Corporation announced a decrease in earnings. This news caused the price of their stock to drop. It closed at $44.37. Express the net change from May 5 to May 6 as a percent.**Spreadsheets**• A spreadsheet is an electronic worksheet that can be used to keep trade of stock info • Enter data into columns and rows • The intersection of a column and row is called a cell**Example 6**• Write a formula for cell F6 to calculate the percent net change for May 6.**Ch 1 Asnmt 2**• Pg. 14 #2 - 16

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