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Spread




The difference between the bid price and the ask price (buy price and sell price)


Additional Comments:

The spread for a company's stock is influenced by a number of factors, including:

    * Supply or "float" - the total number of shares outstanding available to trade.
    * Demand or interest in a stock.
    * Total trading activity in the stock.

Related Terms:

Float
The initial raising of capital by putting a company's stocks on offer to the public. The ...

Ask
The lowest price acceptable to a prospective seller of a security. ...

Price to Sales
Per dollar of shareholder value, how much business does this company generate? Price to sales (P/S) ...





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