The Nasdaq website offers visitors the capability of generating technical charts by entering a specific company name or ticker symbol. Visitors can then choose from a variety of chart types to generate the associated data.
Visitors can enter up to 25 different ticker symbols at a time to view stock charts, notes the Nasdaq website. The drop-down menu offers a variety of options, including summary quotes, historical quotes, basic charts and interactive charts. Users can customize the chart for different periods such as five days, one month, three months or six months. Users can also view the associated moving averages for all data sets. Earnings information and dates are also available.
Nasdaq also offers information about the day's most viewed stock charts. Information such as last sale, percentage change and share volume is available, as listed on the Nasdaq website. Investors utilize this information to make a decision regarding the future outlook of a specific stock.
A stock represents a share of ownership, reports the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Investors can add stocks as part of a diversified portfolio. Not all companies offer stocks, and certain companies offer more than one type of stock. For instance, companies can choose to sell either common stock or preferred stocks.