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What does the number beside the bid/ask price represent? In the example below, the 2 and the 4:

Bid 240.81   2
Ask 240.91   4
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    Where do you see that? My guess would be that it represents the order size. – 0xFEE1DEAD Jan 26 '18 at 15:57
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Bid 240.81 2 Ask 240.91 4

It means that 200 shares are bid at 240.81 (buyer) and 400 shares are asked at 240.91 (seller)

Size is displayed in round lots not shares (2 = 200 shares)

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It is most likely the order size. Usually it would be quoted as:

Bid 240.81 x 2 (meaning that the security last transacted at a price of 240.81 in the amount of 2 shares).

  • HK47: Bid 240.81 x 2 means 200 shares (2+ round lots). The reason that I wrote 2+ is that any order for 200 to 299 shares will be displayed as 2. – Bob Baerker Jan 31 '18 at 0:10

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