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What does a stock's quoted value represent?

The quote price is simply the last price at which a trade completed.
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Mutual fund historic prices, seen @ Google and Yahoo, don't match my activity

VFIAX closed at 421.39 on 12/20/2021 (both Google and Yahoo show this). I suspect that Vanguard filled your order on the 20th, not the 21st. It's possible that the funds were settled the next day - ...
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How does Yahoo finance adjust stock data for splits and dividends?

Should be noted that pacoverflow's answer is wrong. Yahoo back-adjusts all the previous (not current or future) values based on a cumulative adjustment factor. So if there's a dividend ex-date on ...
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Yahoo's finance data for dividends is flat out wrong for CBA.AX. Why is that?

Atypically, Yahoo appears to show a grossed-up dividend (i.e. the dividend, adjusted for franking credits) rather than the actual dividend paid to a shareholder. As at 30 Apr 2018, Yahoo shows a ...
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Volatility indicator

Beta is the measure of volatility and typically available on most stock and often mutual funds information pages. For a full explanation of Beta The chart for FB on yahoo finance:
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Volatility indicator

To calculate it yourself you need to calculate the standard deviation (or variance but that is just the standard deviation squared) of the returns. Unfortunately the returns on stocks are distributed ...
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Why do some services list an IPO date that is well after historical price data you can find elsewhere?

The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company was established in 1902 as a private company. It first raised public funds around 1903 but had a limited shareholder base. By around 1929, it was ...
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Where do online stock brokers get their real-time data from?

Generally Google gets their data, directly from the exchanges (Nasdaq, NYSE). This is really expensive -- tens of thousands of dollars a month just for the license from the exchange, and lots of ...
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Apple stock split posting in yahoo finance

Stock splits are generally automatically handled by stock markets, brokerages, and online tools. (I've never had to handle one manually.) So the data in Yahoo Finance will automatically be adjusted. ...
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The dividend yield of AMC is reported differently on different financial info websites. How do I know which is correct?

For the past 5 quarters the dividend has been 20 cents per quarter. So based on a price of $4.46, the yield would be 17.95% which is what Robinhood says (raspberry sound!). However, the dividend has ...
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Stock Dividends & Splits: Are they always applied over night?

I've never seen a dividend, split or other corporate action during the day, but I have seen trade suspended a few times when something big happened. The market opening price is not in general the ...
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I got the tip to invest in CSSPX. When I search the symbol at Stocks.app (Yahoo Finance) there are 3 hits. What exactly is the difference?

The difference is that they are traded on different stock exchanges, and are traded in different currencies. For example, the screenshot for ACWX shows that it is traded on the NASDAQ (US dollars), ...
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Why does historical price data not go back all the way on Google Finance?

Google Finance and Yahoo Finance have been transitioning their API (data interface) over the last 3 months. They are currently unreliable. If you're just interested in historical price data, I would ...
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View asset/holdings breakdown within fund

according to the SEC: Shareholder Reports A mutual fund and a closed-end fund respectively must provide shareholders with annual and semi-annual reports 60 days after the end of the fund’s ...
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What website provided R-Square value of a stock?

R-Squared is a measure of a particular kind of performance of a regression analysis. It is highly dependent on the time period and data frequency of the regression in question, to say nothing of the ...
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Splits shown in historic data in Google Finance vs Yahoo Finance

Actually there was no split in GOOG on 27 Mar 2014. What happened is as follows: Google Inc (at the time, now called Alphabet) had class A shares trading as NASDAQ:GOOG. In early 2014 it announced ...
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find stock composition of a publicly traded fund

The big websites, Yahoo and the like, only give the 10 biggest positions of any fund. Download the annual report of the fund, go to page 18, you will find the positions on the 31st of December. ...
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What does "/" and "^" mean in ticker symbols? How to translate these symbols into yahoo?

Nomenclature for stock symbols isn't standardized. Brokers and web sites use a variety of suffixes for non-standard symbols. This is particularly maddening for preferred stocks. Fortunately, ...
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Volume of S&P500

What is the meaning of this "volume"? Volume of all shares in S&P 500 that were traded.
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Does Yahoo finance adjust ETF's historical data for splits and dividends? (not stocks or shares)

The simple answer here is that Yahoo's data suppliers have got it wrong. It appears to have adjusted it twice and it's disturbing that such an obvious error still remains in there after almost 4 ...
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Book Value From Price/Book

Your math is correct, and gives you book value per share. So to get the total "book value" you need to multiply by the number of shares outstanding. Since FB has about 2.98B shares outstanding, that ...
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Why is the stock price so different between XTB and Yahoo?

UK stock prices are conventionally quoted in pence, not whole pounds. Many of the aggregator sites either don't take account of this or bury the explanation a bit - in this case Yahoo specify that &...
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Why can't I upload a portfolio to Yahoo Finance?

I got an answer to this over on Web Applications. The problem was the date format. It used to work to submit that as "yyyy mm dd". But sometime in early 2023, the requirement changed and it ...
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Is there a Yahoo Finance ticker for NYMEX Crude Oil Front Month?

Yahoo Finance has this now, the ticker is CL=F.
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Uni-Select (UNS.TO) Market Cap Incorrect?

Note that your link shows the shares as of March 31, 2016 while http://uniselect.com/content/files/Press-release/Press-Release-Q1-2016-Final.pdf notes a 2-for-1 stock split so thus you have to double ...
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Moving from Google Finance to Yahoo Finance

Perhaps you should use your own tracking software, such as GnuCash, Quicken, Mint, or even Excel. The latter would work given you say you're manually putting in your transactions. There's lots of ...
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Why are historical prices of stocks different on different websites? Which one should I believe?

On Monday, the 27th of June 2011, the XIV ETF underwent a 10:1 share split. The Yahoo Finance data correctly shows the historic price data adjusted for this split. The Google Finance data does not ...
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Yahoo finance vs SEC filings fundamentals

Sure, Yahoo Finance makes mistakes from time to time. That's the nature of free data. However, I think the issue here is that yahoo is aggregating several line items into one. Like maybe reporting ...
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Volatility indicator

There are two: Implied Volatility - the volatility in the underlying market implied by the price of options; and Historical Volatility - the volatility of the underlying security based on its ...
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Bed Bath and Beyond: Q1 or Q2

Bed Bath and Beyond's Fiscal year is March-February, so March-May is their "first quarter". It's common to take a month or so to put together quarterly reports, so you won't see "2Q" reports for ...
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