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Stocks and Charts FAQs

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How do I look up a Stock Quote?

Having trouble finding a stock quote? DailyFinance makes it super simple to find the company or security stock information you need.

The easiest way to find a stock quote is by using the search functionality found at the top of all DailyFinance pages. Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit dailyfinance.com.
  2. In the top right corner of the page, where it says Company name or ticker, enter your desired company name or ticker symbol.

    Note: As you start typing, DailyFinance will build a quick reference list based on your input. This list will display under the search bar with popular results based on what you're looking for.

  3. Click Get Quote. If your entered search request matches a stock symbol or company in our system, you'll be immediately directed to that page. If we can't find the symbol or company you're looking for, we'll give you a list of possible other results that best match your search.

What information does the Stock Quote page include?

  • A. Search: DailyFinance’s powerful search will help you find what you’re looking for. Simply start typing a ticker or a company name and a helpful dropdown box will give you a list of suggestions.
  • B. Market Box: See what the market is doing right now. You can also access your Recent Quotes or view your Portfolios by clicking on one of the corresponding “Supertabs” just below the Market Box.
  • C. Current Price: View Real-Time price data for stocks that trade on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX exchanges. If real-time data is unavailable for a particular ticker, this area will display the 15-minute delayed quote (and will be labeled as such). During pre-market and post-market trading, and Extended Hours quote is added to this area for tickers that participate in extended hours trading.
  • D. Charts: Immediately see how this ticker is performing against its relevant benchmark. Alternate timeframes are available without leaving the page – just click one of the links beneath the chart and it will update. Click the chart itself to access more advanced charting features.
  • E. Left-Hand Navigation: Access a wealth of information about your ticker by selecting one of the many research and data tools offered in this area.
  • F. Summary Data Table: A quick view of the most relevant stock information is available in this easy-to-digest table.
  • G. News & Commentary: View the latest news and analysis of your ticker by selecting an article in this area.  This list defaults to Featured news.
  • H. Competitors: See how this ticker’s competitors are performing. Click the ticker or the chart to visit the quote page for that particular competitor.

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What is included in DailyFinance’s Advanced Charts?

View more in depth information on a particular Company. Select Charts from the Price & Chart option on the left hand navigation. From here you will be able to set the timeframe that you would like to view as well as select Chart Options.

DailyFinance Charts

Use the Chart Options to select the chart style, indexes to compare to, and additional options such as dividends, splits, and earnings. Click Redraw Chart to view the updates based on your selections.

DailyFinance Chart Options

Why can't I find my ticker symbol?

If you are receiving a message stating "Quote Data Unavailable" when attempting to access your ticker symbol on DailyFinance, it may be for one of a few reasons:

  1. That ticker has been delisted or it has undergone a ticker change.

    There are dozens, if not hundreds, of tickers delisted or changed each year. You can check to see if there is a new entity with the same name by using the DailyFinance search box and searching for the name of the company or instrument in which you are interested.

  2. That ticker is an unsupported penny stock.

    DailyFinance does not add tickers to its list of supported tickers that trade for less than .10 and we delist ones that trade for less than .01 due to a lack of reliable data on these securities. In general, penny stocks require sufficient volume to remain supported. Generally, this means 30 day mean trading volume must equal or exceed $50,000. There are exceptions to this rule, such as new ETFs that are ramping up trading, and companies returning from a trading delay. DailyFinance doesn't support preferreds or warrants as a rule, both because they lack sufficient volume and they typically lack a great deal of data necessary for making a solid purchase decision.

  3. That ticker belongs to an unsupported asset class.

    DailyFinance supports:

    • Stocks and Mutual Funds in the US, UK and Canada
    • US Treasury Bills, Bonds and Notes
    • Commodity, Agriculture and Energy Futures
    • Major International Indices

    DailyFinance does not support:

    • Money Markets
    • Corporate Bonds
    • Ticker Root Futures
    • Private Companies

How do I submit a news story to DailyFinance?

DailyFinance does not directly create news stories. We also do not add stories to our news databases. DailyFinance receives news stories from a variety of news wires and partners. These feeds drive the databases behind the site’s various news screens and listings.

To get a news story into our news databases, you would need to either provide information directly to the news wires or use a public relations firm to contact us.

Glossary Terms

View the definitions of some commonly used financial and portfolio terms.

  • Brokerage: A broker or brokerage firm will buy or sell stocks on behalf of a client. Portions of an investor's portfolio may be held in a brokerage account. A broker may make changes on behalf of the investor, or solely purchase securities or stocks as instructed by the investor.
  • Cap Value: Cap value represents the total value of the collective shares of a company or corporation. In other words, the cap value is the number of shares available multiplied by the value per share.
  • Diversify: The variety of investments contained within a portfolio determine the nature of the portfolio, whether it is conservative or high-risk. Diversification of a portfolio refers to the variety of investments contained in that portfolio.
  • Holdings: Holdings are the contents of an investment portfolio - ranging from stocks, bonds, and more.
  • Portfolio: A portfolio is a grouping of financial investments and assets referred to as holdings.
  • Risk: Portfolios contain investments of high or low risk, depending on the aggressiveness of the portfolio and the investor's diversification preferences.

    Low-risk portfolios may consist of strong market leading companies with large cap values.

    High-risk portfolios may consist of alternative investments with small cap values.

  • Stocks & Shares: Stocks are synonymous with Shares. Stocks are a type of security that represents a claim in a company, or partial ownership in a company. Shareholders are investors who have purchased stock in a company.