Stock Price Formulation

How are special quotes indicated?

Update : Jan. 04, 2010

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Answer :

As explained in 'What kind of market information is available to investors?', TSE indicates the special quote and the aggregate shares on each side of the order book up to the special quote price, as well as the 7 next best buy and sell prices with their number of shares.

The table below shows the order book with a special bid quote of 500 yen. So TSE calculates the aggregates of offers at prices lower than and equal to that price, and of bids at prices higher than or equal to that price. Thus we can see that there are sell orders for 800 shares at prices up to 500 yen and buy orders for 5,700 shares at 500 yen or more. So the TSE provides information indicating that there is a special quote at 500 yen with a net of 4,900 shares.

Offer (sell) Price Bid (buy)
Aggregate Share Share Aggregate
3,500 200 508    
3,300 300 507    
3,000 100 506    
2,900 600 505    
2,300 500 504    
1,800 300 503    
1,500 200 502 4,000 4,000
1,300 500 501 700 4,700
800 400 500S 1,000 5,700
400 200 499 800 6,500
200 200 498 3,000 9,500
    497 400 9,900
    496 300 10,200
    495 100 10,300
    494 400 10,700
    493 100 10,800
    492 500 11,300

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