Slay With Stocks Challenge: Day 2 – Anatomy of a Stock

//Slay With Stocks Challenge: Day 2 – Anatomy of a Stock

Slay With Stocks Challenge: Day 2 – Anatomy of a Stock

This training/challenge is for educational and informational purposes only.  These materials do not constitute a recommendation to engage in any particular securities transactions.

 

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Week 1: Stock Basics

This week’s goal is to introduce you to stocks and help you build a foundation for investing in the stock market.  This is a great place to start if you are a beginning investor or would like a refresher if you have already started on your investing journey.

 

 

 

Ticker Symbol

A ticker symbol or stock symbol is a one- to four-character alphabetic abbreviation or symbol which represents a publicly traded company on a stock exchange. The ticker symbol is used to obtain current pricing information (called a quote) and conduct research on the company. Some ticker symbols are similar to the company’s name such as PayPal (Ticker: PYPL). But, other companies may have a ticker symbol that aligns with their company’s name and have a creative twist such as YUM! Brands (Ticker: YUM), which includes Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and the KFC Division.

 

Let’s take a look at a quote I researched on Denny’s.  This quote shows the ticker symbol as DENN.  It also provides me with the stock price of $11.91 and shows that this price decreased $0.15 from the previous day.  The information to the right tells me the highest and lowest price for the day, as well as the number of shares traded where it states “volume”.

Day 2: Anatomy of a Stock

The ticker symbol is like having a key to unlock a door. With a ticker symbol, you can gain information to help you review the stock and financial stats for a particular company. We use products and services every day without knowing the companies tickers or how much their share price may be available for us to purchase.

 

Today’s Investing Activity: Select three brands/companies. Write each company’s ticker symbol and stock price information.

 

Your activity for today is to identify three brands or companies you patronize and locate the ticker symbol for each.   

 

To do this I want you to recall how you may have interacted or used brands throughout your day. For example:

 

I’m currently working on my fitness goals. My FITBIT shows that I walked 6,348 steps, today. I headed to 24-HOUR FITNESS and did 30 minutes of cardio, before heading to SAFEWAY to pick-up some skinless, boneless chicken breast for dinner.

 

Or

 

On my way to work, I stopped at the CHEVRON gas station to fill up the tank of my FORD Fusion. Then, I went through the STARBUCKS drive-thru and grabbed a latte.

 

Or

 

My daughter has a senior project due this week and we went to the DOLLAR TREE to get supplies, where I used my VISA debit card for the purchase. Later that evening, I let her use my APPLE iPad to conduct research.

 

If you have a 401k or brokerage account, then you may be able to obtain ticker symbols and quotes from those websites.  Feel free to use a website such as TDAmeritrade or Yahoo!Finance to look up your companies’ ticker symbols.

 

Click here ==> “Company Quote” worksheet to use the worksheet to record this information. 

 

Step One:

Write down three brands/companies you have recently patronized

Step Two:

Locate the ticker symbol, stock price information and write on your worksheet (if not a US Public company, try again)

Step Three:

Share your companies, ticker symbols and current price in The Stocks & Stilettos Society or in the comments below

Advanced Activity:  Look up the ticker symbols for the following companies.  Then, identify the companies for the tickers provided below.

TJX Companies

Coca-Cola

General Electric

Exxon Mobil

Visa

Boeing

Intel

Alibaba

FIVE

GS

CAT

REGN

WFC

C

KSS

BIIB

Today’s investing activity focuses on brand awareness and looking at the products and services you use as investment opportunities.

 

Get more details about the overall challenge by visiting the challenge registration page –> here.

 

If you missed some of the challenge and would like to review previous days, you can view the previous days –> here.

 

 

Tomorrow: Day 3 – Watch What? Watchlists

 

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Happy Investing!

Cassandra

By | 2018-01-09T08:31:20+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Vince E Williams II January 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Bank Of America- BAC 30.53 +0.41
    Game Stop – GME 19.42 +0.195
    Microsoft – MSFT 88.48 +0.2

  2. Tamika January 10, 2018 at 2:55 am - Reply

    My three companies are : Wendy’s (WEN) 17.34….Five Below (FIVE) 67.90…Santander(SAN-PB) 24.25

  3. Kandice January 10, 2018 at 2:57 am - Reply

    MAC- OR $188.30 up 83%
    Visa- V $119.11 down .17%
    Apple-AAPL $174.33 Down .02
    Dove-UL $55.91 Down .64

  4. Leslie January 10, 2018 at 3:15 am - Reply

    Hi,
    Netflix ticker symbol is, NFLX. Price current $199.49. H200.87. L$160.02
    Fit Bit,ticker is Fit. Current price $5.66 H5.70 L $5.50. It’s a Class A common stock. What does that mean?
    Apple ticker is AAPL. Current $148.73. H156.65 and L&114.76.

  5. Lee H January 10, 2018 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Wow!!!! Looking forward to Day 3

  6. Urcelon Walker January 10, 2018 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Kroger:
    Ticker KR, Price $27.77

    Snapchat
    Ticker SNAP, Price $14.10

    Facebook
    Ticker FB, Price $187.87

    Google
    Ticker GOOGL, Price $1,112.79

    Match.com
    Ticker MTCH, Price $32.24

  7. Shanasia January 10, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Hey Realty Income is currently $53.10 the ticker symbol is O, Pepsi is Pep it is currently $117.10 and Johnson & Johnson is JNJ and currently $143.10

  8. TANGIE MORALES January 10, 2018 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Netflix:
    Ticker NFLX, Price $210.90

    Ford:
    Ticker F, Price $13.12

    Facebook:
    Ticker FB, Price $187.47

  9. Melissa January 10, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Starbucks

    Ticker- SBUX , Price 3.90

    JCPenny –

    Ticker – JCP , Price 60.03

    McDonalds

    Ticker – MCD Price 173.66

    Learned so much, never knew how to read the information

  10. TIFFANY HAMMOND January 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Facebook FB stock price 187.89
    Snap-chat SNAP stock price 14.65
    Netflix NFLX stock price at 212.52

  11. Lawanda Shepherd January 10, 2018 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Three companies that I regularly patronize are;

    Pepsi (PEP) – $117.79. +.31/- .26
    Proctor & Gamble (PG) – $90.47 +0/-0
    Church & Dwight (CHD) – $47.48 +0/-0

    TJX Companies – TJX
    Coca-Cola – KO
    General Electric – GE
    ExxonMobil – XOM
    Visa – V
    Boeing – BA
    Intel – INTC
    Alabama – BABA
    Five – Five Below
    GS – Goldman Sachs
    CAT – Caterpillar
    REGN – Regeneron
    WFC – Wells Fargo
    C – Citigroup

  12. Rasheem Carter January 11, 2018 at 1:07 am - Reply

    CVS 77.44…… 77.32
    HSY (Hershey) 110.82………110.59
    SRGHY (ShopRite) 17.43

  13. Andrea January 11, 2018 at 2:00 am - Reply

    The 3 companies that I chose are:

    Kroger KR 27.99 +0.22

    Starbucks SBUX 59.82 +0.64

    Columbia Sportswear Company COLM 72.32 +0.13

  14. Kandice January 11, 2018 at 2:09 am - Reply

    My screenshot isn’t copying to this post. But I am watching Amazon, Unilever, VISA, Apple, Pepsi

  15. Andrea January 11, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Tjx Companies TJX
    Coca-Cola KO
    General Electric GE
    Exxon Mobile XOM
    Visa V
    Boeing BA
    Intel INTC
    Alibaba BABA

    FIVE Five Below Inc.
    GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
    CAT Caterpillar, Inc.
    REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    WFC Wells Fargo & Company
    C Citigroup Inc.
    KSS Kohls Company
    BIIB Biogen Inc.

  16. Melissa B January 11, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Apple Inc (AAPL) 174.99 +0.70
    Netflix, Inc (NFLX) 216.44 +3.92
    Honda Motor Co., (Lt)(HMC) 35.92, -0.36

  17. #Toriban January 11, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Nordstrom (JWN) $49.22 +0.02 H: $49.36 L: $49.20 V:555.49k

    Apple (AAPL) $175.29 +1.00 H: $175.49 L: $147.51 V: 7.79M

    Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) $63.35 +0.33 H:$63.44 L:62.91 V: 176.75k

  18. Dex January 13, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Three companies that I patronize:
    AMZN Amazon: +0.97 ($1,307.17) H:1305.75 L:1,273.39 V: 5.3M
    DLTR Dollar Tree: +0.16 ($115.00) H:115.05 L:111.64 V:2.4M
    LOW Lowe’s: +0.13 ($100.99) H:102.28 L: 95.63 V:14.1M
    Bonus:
    WMT Wal-mart: -0.02 ($100.85) H:101.44 L:100.30 V:6.7M

  19. Tracie Trent January 13, 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Amazon (AMZN): $1,305.20
    Citigroup (C): $76.84
    Netflix (NFLX): $221.23

  20. Tracie January 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Amazon (AMZN): $1,305.20
    CitiGroup (C): $76.84
    Netflix (NFLX): $221.23

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