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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.

stock average

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The number of shares of common stock issuable for each exchanged depositary share was determined by dividing the applicable consideration per depositary share by USD12.7048, the common stock average price, and rounded to four decimal places.
At the close, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average...
At 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dipped 23.58 points, or 0.16 percent, from Thursday to 14,775.54.
At 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 142.09 points, or 0.99 percent, from Tuesday at 14,453.76.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average surged 405.52 points, or 2.99 percent, from Monday to 13,978.44, the highest closing mark since Aug.