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  • 1. Guide to Understanding Portfolios INVESTOR RESEARCH
  • 2. Lookup ticker symbols,price quotes, company news, and other research data with Investor Research.
  • 3. Enter the Clickcompany’s here to Click the lookup ticker arrow for a symbol ticker drop-down symbols here. selection of stock price information, charts, and corporate news. Make a selection and click Go.
  • 4. Teams have several options to choose from when looking up ticker symbolsand data. We will first look at the Power Search. Power Search & Symbol Search use the Reuter’s system (which many brokers use).
  • 5. Selecting the Power Search link will take teams to this page. Type in thecompany name. To narrow the search, select US ticker in the dropdown box. Then select go name.
  • 6. The search for Microsoft gives us two results--Microsoft Corp andMicrosoftware Intl. Select the link for Microsoft Corp common stock -NASDAQ for more information. Sometimes the results list several“matches”. Be sure the stock is listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, orAMEX.
  • 7. Selecting the Microsoft link will give us this page. It contains current Microsoftstock data. The RIC Code is the stock or ticker symbol that teams will enter tomake their trades. Leave off any characters or digits after the period. Theticker symbol for Microsoft is MSFT.
  • 8. By going back to the Investor Research page and entering MSFT, teamscan find additional information on Microsoft, including price charts andcurrent news articles. Use the Help button to get more information aboutthe data here. Stock data is delayed 15-20 minute on the Internet.
  • 9. Students also have the option to use the New York Stock Exchange andNASDAQ websites for ticker lookup and research. Clicking on either the NASDAQ or New York Stock Exchange links will take teams to the exchanges’ respective Web sites.
  • 10. Outside Links also providesteams with access to ticker look up and company research tools from a variety ofWeb sites outside of the SMG program.