Market Information: Definitions

Beta Coefficient

Beta is a statistical coefficient that gives a measure of a stock's price volatility relative to the market. An issue's beta value compares its rate of return to fluctuations in the market as a whole. 

Formula:  Beta = (Covariance with the market returns/Variance of the market returns)

Earnings Per Share

Earnings Per Share (EPS) represents the portion of a firm's profit allocated to each share of outstanding common stock for the 12 months that end on the latest 12-month earnings date. 

If a corporation reports interim (quarterly, semi-annual, etc.) earnings, the earnings per share figure represents the sum of the earnings per share reported over the last rolling 12-month period. 

Indicated Annual Dividend - IAD The Indicated Annual Dividend (IAD), accurate to 1/10 of a cent, applies only to common stocks, preferred stocks, and mutual funds. For a stock that pays dividends at a fixed frequency, the IAD is computed by multiplying the most recent payment times the frequency. However, when a dividend frequency is unavailable the IAD is calculated by totaling the dividends for the latest twelve months. The IAD is zero in the cases where dividend history is not available or when future dividend payments have been suspended or canceled.
Market

NYSE Euronext’s combined stock exchange operations in Europe  are comprised of the following markets:

AMS: Euronext Amsterdam Stock Market, which is a regulated market under Dutch Law.
BRU: Euronext Brussels Stock Market, which is a regulated market under Belgian Law.
LIS: Euronext Lisbon Stock Market, which is a regulated market under Portuguese Law.
PAR:  Bourse de Paris and Nouveau Marché, which are regulated markets under French Law.

Liffe, one of the derivatives business units of NYSE Euronext, is comprised of the following markets:

AMS: Euronext Amsterdam Derivative Markets, which is a regulated market under Dutch Law.
BRU: Euronext Brussels Derivatives Market, which is a regulated market under Belgian Law.
LIS: Euronext Lisbon Futures and Options Market, which is a regulated market under Portuguese Law.
LON: LIFFE Administration and Management, which is a Recognised Investment Exchange under English Law.
PAR: MATIF and MONEP, which are regulated markets under French Law.

All are regulated markets under the European Union's Investment Services Directive.

Market Cap A stock's market-capitalization (CAP) figure is calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding (SHO) for that issue by its last trade price. Because the SHO figure represents the number of shares outstanding for a single issue - meaning multiple classes of a company's stock are not combined - the nyse.com CAP value also represents a single issue, and does not always reflect a company's total market capitalization.
NYSE Only Close The NYSE Only Close is available at approximately 4:30pm each trading day and reflects all NYSE Open/High/Low/Last and Total NYSE Volume as of the 4:00pm close.

The NYSE Only Close is available through the Closing Prices file, which is available in Text & Excel formats and can be delivered via email, FTP, or downloaded from the nysedata.com  website.
NYSE Listed Volume

Please note: The NYSE Listed Volume number on nyse.com represents shares traded in all markets for all NYSE-listed issues and is calculated and displayed in real-time. 

Please see the Daily Market Summary for NYSE Group daily trading information or NYSE Group Monthly Volume.

P/E Ratio The Price to Earnings (P/E) Ratio is an indicator of a company's expected growth in earnings.  The P/E Ratio is calculated by dividing the most recent close price of a stock by its most recent reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) value.
ProTrac Program Trading Volume NYSE ProTrac Program Trading Volume displays end-of-day amounts of program trading activity that was executed for all index arbitrage program trades and for all non-index arbitrage program trades. It is updated daily at 8pm ET. Daily program trading volume for all stocks is available through the NYSE ProTrac EODSM  datafeed, with shares totaled for each symbol in separate Index Arbitrage and Non-Index Arbitrage quantities. ProTrac EOD is available through NYSE Info ToolsTM.
ReTrac
Retail Trading
Volume

NYSE ReTrac Retail Trading Volume displays end-of-day retail trading share volume and is updated daily at 8pm ET.  Daily retail volume for all stocks is available through the NYSE ReTrac EODSM datafeed, which identifies the volume of retail buy and sell shares executed on the NYSE. ReTrac EOD is available through NYSE Info ToolsTM.

Shares Outstanding

The shares outstanding value (SHO) on nyse.com contains the number of shares of outstanding stock held by shareholders, it does not encompass treasury shares. 

The SHO value represents the number of shares outstanding on a single security basis; meaning multiple classes of a company's stock are not combined.

Volume See NYSE Listed Volume above.
Yield (%)

Yield (or Dividend Yield) is calculated as follows:
(Annual Dividend (iad) / Previous Day Close Price) * 100