1. The current quoted price at which investors buy or sell a share of common stock or a bond at a given time. 2. Sometimes referred to as total market value, the market capitalization plus the market value of debt.
(1) The price at which a security is trading and could presumably be purchased or sold. (2) What investors believe a firm is worth; calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the current market price of a firm's shares.
A security's last reported sale price (if on an exchange) or its current bid and ask prices (if over-the-counter); i.e. the price as determined dynamically by buyers and sellers in an open market. also called market price.
The market value of a security is the last-sale price multiplied by total shares outstanding. It is calculated throughout the trading day, and is related to the total value of the index. (See last-sale reporting)