Open any yellow paper and you will find all of these. Normally, the stock page gives you the open price, day high, day low and closing price. Some papers also give you the VWAP price of the last half-hour which is actually a lot more indicative. This gives you an idea of the range that the stock has quoted at. Most newspapers also provide you the 52-week high and low of the stock. This gives you a broader perspective of whether the momentum is in favour of the stock or otherwise. Normally, in a trending market, the stocks with momentum in their favour tend to trade closer to their 52-week high price.

Valuations can be looked at in terms of the P/E ratio, P/BV ratio or even the dividend yield. P/E ratio of the stock is possibly the most important valuation metrics. Normally, companies with high growth and high ROE normally tend to have high P/E ratios. You must not look at P/E ratios in isolation as they mean nothing. It has to be looked at with reference to the growth rate and the ROE of the company. That is the reason FMCG companies and private banks tend to enjoy much higher P/E ratios compared to sectors like steel and utilities. P/E ratios reported in the stock price page is normally based on trailing 4-quarter earnings.

Open any yellow paper and you will find all of these. Normally, the stock page gives you the open price, day high, day low and closing price. Some papers also give you the VWAP price of the last half-hour which is actually a lot more indicative. This gives you an idea of the range that the stock has quoted at. Most newspapers also provide you the 52-week high and low of the stock. This gives you a broader perspective of whether the momentum is in favour of the stock or otherwise. Normally, in a trending market, the stocks with momentum in their favour tend to trade closer to their 52-week high price.

Valuations can be looked at in terms of the P/E ratio, P/BV ratio or even the dividend yield. P/E ratio of the stock is possibly the most important valuation metrics. Normally, companies with high growth and high ROE normally tend to have high P/E ratios. You must not look at P/E ratios in isolation as they mean nothing. It has to be looked at with reference to the growth rate and the ROE of the company. That is the reason FMCG companies and private banks tend to enjoy much higher P/E ratios compared to sectors like steel and utilities. P/E ratios reported in the stock price page is normally based on trailing 4-quarter earnings.