Most stocks' prices are available online. For those which are not, a broker will be able to supply the information. For the most recent quotes, it is possible to get a streaming quote from any reputable online broker. Now, with the mobile Internet, it is possible to access quotes anywhere and at any time. Since Google is a heavily traded stock, quotes are accurate, usually up to the minute.
Getting a quote from a full service broker
There was a time when this was the only way to get a stock quote: call your broker and ask him for the latest bid and ask quotes, and most recent trade. Things have changed, and now most investors get their information online. In fact, if you call a broker, this is where he will be getting the quotes. Since Google is one of the top stocks for trading, the broker will probably know without looking at his computer what the latest figures are.
Getting quotes online
Whether you want a stock price for Apple (New York Stock Exchange symbol (AAPL), Google (GOOG), finance stocks or anything else, you can get them quickly online. Where to look The easiest place to get a quote on almost any stock is Yahoo.com. Simply click on 'finance,' enter the stock symbol, and you can get the price of any stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, or the American Stock Exchange. What if you want to buy the stock If you want to buy stock online, you can open an account at a number of online brokers. Scottrade is popular, offering considerable services, including offices with real people. Trade King is a little less expensive. Stock info All online brokers have tons of information about Google shares and all other stocks. Yahoo.com is a free website with a great deal of information. Click on 'finance,' then enter GOOG to get general information about Google and Google share news. For Google financial information, click on key statistics, where you will find market cap, price/earnings ratio and other important statistics related to Google's finances. Streaming quotes Whenever the stock market is opened, all of the quality online brokers offer a service known as streaming quotes. In fact, for the most heavily traded stocks like Google, quotes will be available during Nasdaq after hours trading until 8 p.m. Streaming quotes present the buy and sell prices, as well as the most recent trade, and the high and low for the day, on a second to second basis. It is easy to get the latest Google quote or any other stock quotes this way.