How to Read Stock Quotes Online From Yahoo! Finance. Investors can get updates on the price of their stocks is by looking up their stock prices online. Yahoo! Finance is a popular Web site where investors can quickly get updates on the price of stocks and other relevant information.
Go to the Yahoo! Finance Web site (see Resources section).
Find the "Get Quotes" box at the top left of the home page.
Type in your stock's ticker symbol into the box.
Click the "Get Quotes" button.
Look at the gray bar across the top of the page with the name of your stock appearing in large black letters. The current price quote for that stock will be in large black numbers directly across from the stock name.
Spot the arrow next to the current price of the stock. If the arrow is green and pointing upward, the stock price is trading up by the amount shown next to the green arrow. However, if the arrow is red and pointing down, the stock price is trading down by the amount show next to the red arrow.
Yahoo! Finance uses delayed quotes. Other financial sites may use delayed or real-time streaming quotes.