Lecture Notes on Mishkin Chapter 7: Addendum
(How to Read Stock Market Tables)
Econ 353: Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions

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Reading Stock Market Tables: Illustration

From the New York Times Stock Market Data Report: Illustration

The stock market information reported below is for the Ford Motor Company taken from the New York Times (NYT) on two separate days approximately eleven years apart. For clarity, the information reported in the NYT newspaper in a single line is here broken up into two separate lines.

NYT Newspaper: 17 February 1999

   52 weeks                       Yld         Sales
  Hi      Lo      Stock      Div   %   PE     100s

66 1/2  35 5/8    Ford s    1.84  3.2  12    27980
                                            (27.98M)

NYT On-Line: 11 October 2010 (3.4B Shares Outstanding)

   52 weeks                      Yld          Sales
  Hi      Lo     Stock     Div    %    PE   (millions)

 14.57   6.81    Ford     No Div  --   9.1    31.5M

NYT Newspaper: 17 February 1999:

    Hi        Lo       Last      Change

 58 11/16   56 1/2    57 7/16    - 7/16

NYT On-Line: 11 October 2010 (3.4B Shares Outstanding)

  Hi        Lo       Last      Change

 13.72     13.28     13.66      +0.18

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