Marketwatch.com, Google Finance and Nasdaq.com all offer visitors the ability to check stock prices online. All three offer real-time stock quotes and the ability to search for information on specific stocks.
Marketwatch.com offers a quick view of stock prices and reports Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 and other indexes on its homepage in real time. It also reports from other markets, including indexes on the European market such as the FTSE 100 and the IBEX 35. Current Asian market prices, including the Nikkei 225 and the Hang Seng indexes, are also reported from the homepage.
Google Finance offers current prices and trends at a glance, including the total trading volumes of Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq, along with top trending stocks. In addition, it offers a portfolio and stock-screening tool and a domestic trends section. Users can build a portfolio based on ticker symbols and instantly view the prices of stocks in the portfolio.
Nasdaq.com offers a quick look at stock market activity and pricing from its homepage. In addition, it offers visitors the ability to enter a symbol, name or keyword and search for up-to-the-minute real-time pricing on chosen stocks. Stock activity comparison charts on the homepage gives an overview of the most active, most advanced and most declined stocks in real time.