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Average

A simple way to calculate the relative price of an index of stocks that involves adding the prices of all the stocks in the index and dividing by the total number of stocks. Market averages may be weighted, for example, for price or market capitalization. Movements in the market average of an index are considered a way to observe trends in the health of the companies represented in it. Some market averages are taken as an indicator of health in the broader economy; prominent examples of this include the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indices.

averages

Stock price measures that are calculated and distributed by a number of organizations including Dow Jones, Standard & Poor's, and organized securities exchanges. The two major stock price measures are the Dow Jones Averages and the S&P 500. Also called average, market averages, market index, stock average. See also index.
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In stock market analysis, the most popular moving average lengths are 50 and 200 days.
The final barley results suggest a fall in quality compared with last season and most of the three-season averages.
In addition, the average exposures presented by Rosenman et al.
The Corcoran Group released statistics for Manhattan and Brooklyn's residential sales and rental markets for the year end and fourth quarter of 2005 that show a market-wide 28 percent rise in average closed sales price for apartments from 2004 to 2005.
The coefficients on the absence dummy variables indicate that course averages will be 11.3 percentage points lower for a student with 3 to 5 absences than it will for students with 0 to 2 absences, it will be 16 percentage points lower for a student with 6 to 8 absences than it will for students with 0 to 2 absences, it will be 24.6 percentage points lower for a student with 9 to 11 absences than it will for students with 0 to 2 absences, and it will be 25.1 percentage points lower for a student with greater than 11 absences than it will for students with 0 to 2 absences.
The average price of domestic crude oil at the wellhead was $35.58 per barrel in May 2004, 43 percent above the level of May 2003.
For instance, say a school district could raise its average test scores by one point by spending an extra $1 million on teachers' salaries.
If we compute averages for all dancers in companies we can find a useful, though artificial number.
The reason the Dow is behind other averages like the Nasdaq composite index this year.
The results reported in tables 1 through 4 are not simply averages of the fees and service availability observed for the sampled institutions.(1) Instead, they are weighted averages in which the weights are determined by the region of the country and the size classification from which each institution is drawn.
The total active medical staff of respondent organizations averages 437 physicians.
In fact, she says, evolutionary pressures over the past several million years may have endowed humans with a built-in "beauty-detecting" mechanism that averages facial features.