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Where can I find free stock market quotes?

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One option for finding free stock market quotes is to use the Nasdaq website, where a user can enter up to 25 symbols at a time. Yahoo! Finance also offers free quotes, along with many additional data types.

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Where can I find free stock market quotes?
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Yahoo! Finance offers real-time Nasdaq quotes on its stock pages. When a user enters a quote request, the site returns a real-time quote during live trading hours. Outside of regular market hours, users see the closing price quote for the last day of trading as well as the current or latest price in pre-market or after-hours trading.

The Yahoo! Finance stock quote page also shows the previous close price as well as the open price for the current day's trading. The previous close might show "46.24," for instance, and an opening price of "46.28." The difference results from after-hours or pre-market trading. The day's trading range and the 52-week trading range are additional data points. These data allow a user to see how the stock has traded on that day and over the long-term. The quote page also shows daily volume, 3-month average volume, market capitalization, price-to-earnings ratio, earnings per share, dividend yield and the 1-year target estimate stock price based on analyst opinions.

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