Yahoo Finance and Google Finance offer stock market quotes, as noted by the official website of each organization. Upon visiting each site, a user finds the stock market quotes for some of the major indexes. Additionally, visitors can find quotes for specific companies by entering the name or ticker symbol.
Upon visiting Yahoo Finance, a user can find a quote search box to look up the current stock price of a particular company. Google Finance has a similar layout, as the home page contains top news headlines that impact the economy as a whole. Stock prices fluctuate during standard market hours of operation. A user can find the scheduled trading hours by visiting the website of a stock market exchange. For instance, the official website of the New York Stock Exchange offers a schedule of all trading hours and holidays.
The major stock indexes are the NASDAQ, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500, as listed by About Money. These indexes consist of stocks from some of the largest worldwide corporations and represent the general performance of the global economy. For instance, the S&P 500 is comprised of 500 of the largest companies across numerous industries and sectors. This index contains 70 percent of all stocks that are publicly traded.