Finding a real-time stock quote on the Investor’s Edge platform
Whether you’re buying or selling, you’ll need information about a stock to make a decision and execute a trade. Learn where to find it.
CIBC Investor’s EdgeOct. 28, 2021
What is a stock quote?
A stock quote reflects the current market price, along with other key information related to a company’s trading activity on an exchange. The components of a basic stock quote are the last traded price, the current bid and ask, the volume of shares traded and how much the stock is up or down on a dollar and percentage basis. You can find stock quotes on a variety of online financial portals but they are typically delayed. As a CIBC Investor’s Edge client, you will have access to real-time market data through our online platform.
First, you’ll have to agree to the 5 agreements. It’s easy. Here’s how:
First, sign onto your Investor’s Edge account. Then, select the Quotes and Research tab. If there are any agreements you haven’t yet accepted, they’ll pop up here. Open, read, complete the necessary information and accept each agreement if you agree with them. That’s it; now you’re good to go.
How to find a real-time stock quote on the Investor’s Edge platform
Finding a real-time stock quote is simple. From the search bar in the top-right corner labelled “Search by symbol or security,” start typing the company name or its symbol — also known as a ticker — and you’ll see a dropdown menu with auto-populated names to choose from. This feature makes it easy to distinguish between securities traded on Canadian and U.S. markets.
After selecting the security, you’ll land on the Snapshot page in the Stock Centre. At the very top, you’ll find a grey bar with real-time data.
How to read your basic stock quote
Right under the stock name, you’ll see the stock symbol, the exchange it’s traded on and the industry it represents.
Then, your basic stock quote gives you real-time data, including:
Last price — The last price the stock traded at on that day.
Today’s change — The difference between the last trade and the previous day’s closing price.
Bid and ask — The bid price is the maximum price that a buyer is willing to pay for a board lot — generally 100 shares — of a particular security. The ask price is the minimum price that a seller is willing to take for a board lot of that same security. At any given time, the bid price showing will be lower than the ask price.
Volume that day and average volume within the last 3 months — The total number of shares traded during these periods, which indicates trading activity and overall liquidity.
Tip:Depending on market conditions, stocks can be volatile. Consider placing a limit order — instead of a market order — to help protect yourself from paying more than you’re comfortable with when volatility is high.
How to read additional stock quote details
You can find additional real-time stock quote details on the Snapshot page, underneath the stock price chart.
Real-time data also includes:
Today’s open — This is the price at which the security first trades when the market opens.
Day range — The highest and lowest prices at which the security has traded during the current trading session.
P/E TTM — The price-to-earnings ratio is a valuation ratio that compares a company’s common share price to its earnings per share, or EPS. It helps to determine whether a company’s share price is overvalued or undervalued relative to its peers.
EPS TTM — The earnings per share ratio, an indicator of a company’s profitability, is calculated by dividing the company’s net profit over the last 12 months by the total number of shares outstanding.
Latest dividend — This is the dollar value of a dividend paid per share the previous period. Most stocks pay quarterly but some pay monthly, semi-annually or annually.
Yield — The percentage a company pays out annually in dividends per each invested dollar. For example, if a company’s dividend yield is 5% and an investor has held $10,000 of its stock for the past year, they would have received an annual payout of $500 — or $125 in 4 installments if quarterly dividends are paid.
Previous close — The stock’s closing price on the previous day of trading.
52-week range — The highest and lowest daily closing prices at which the security traded during the last year.
Market cap — The total market value of the company’s outstanding shares.
Short restriction — If indicated, short selling is restricted for the stock.
Ex-dividend date — The day on which the stock begins trading without the subsequent dividend value. An investor who is looking to receive the next dividend payment must purchase the stock prior to the ex-dividend date and own it on the record date for the dividend, which is typically 2 days after the ex-dividend date.
Annual dividend — The dollar value of dividends paid per share in a particular year.
Get even more information and analysis
Explore all Quotes and Research has to offer for even more information, including:
Advanced charts and equity research reports
Headlines, articles and hot topics via the TC Market Buzz® newsfeed
The company overview and fundamentals, earnings and financials
Analyst consensus, price targets and analyst ratings from TipRanks, a tool that measures and rates the historical performance of equity analysts based on their stock recommendations
Option chains and technical analysis including the Technical Insight tool and newsletter
You can also set alerts — for example, when the price drops below or rises above the indicated value — and add the stock to your watch list to monitor and evaluate targeted securities.
Quick tip: You can access real-time stock quotes in Quotes and Research for both desktop and mobile, but for the most comprehensive information, desktop is your best bet.