Interpreting Stock Market Data
The following table displays hypothetical stock quotations. Use the information in the table to answer the questions that follow.
Listed Stock Quotes
|Company||Ticker||High||Low||Last Price*||Net Change**||YTD %***||Div. Yield||P/E Ratio|
*Last price for the day **Net change in price from previous day ***Year-to-date percentage change in stock price
Of the three stocks listed, a retiree who lives partially off of investment income would be best off holding ? TStar, NamurKa, Realtime because of its ? high dividend yield, high PE ratio, YTD% change .
You can calculate that Realtime had per-share earnings for the most recent 12-month period of ? $ 0.12, $ 2.41, $ 32.04, $ 105.87 .
If you had purchased 100 shares of TStar stock yesterday at the last price of the day, you would have ? earned a profit, suffered a loss of $ 0.80, $ 80.00, $ 305.49, $ 366.59 if you sold all 100 shares at the last price today.