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How do you find the current stock market values?

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Visit the CNN Money and MarketWatch websites and enter the relevant company name or ticker symbol to view the associated stock market value. Each website also provides a breakdown of various market indices, which serve as benchmarks for the overall economy, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC.

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The MarketWatch home page contains basic market information and information on indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500. These market indices track baskets of stocks in various sectors of the economy, explains the SEC. MarketWatch also offers a stock symbol lookup feature to enter a company name, country and security type. Enter the appropriate company name to view associated stock information such as current price, change in dollar value and price change as a percentage. Some of the more advanced stock metrics include market capitalization, average volume, price-to-earnings ratio, earnings per share and dividend.

The CNN Money website also offers charts and lists for the most popular stocks, key statistics, world markets, sector performances and commodities. Utilize the stock ticker search feature to find a specific company. The stock information for a specific company provides an interactive chart, latest company press releases and most recent financial statements.

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