May 23, 2006
Stock Search & Smart Answers
Like many web engines, entering a ticker symbol and/or company name will give
you the latest stock price and some other investment related info. In some cases, you'll need to begin your search with the term "stocks" or stock quote. For example: Stocks AMR,
Ticker Symbol Sirius, CSCO, Stock Quote Pepsico. Our Smart Answer results contain data from both Marketwatch.com (now a part of Dow Jones) and Big
Charts. This search feature also works on Ask.com
OK, that's cool but Ask.com offers more. What we think is extra cool is that certain queries will place up-to-the-minute (15 minute delayed info) fast facts about a public company directly on a results page, above the results, in the Smart Answer space. As I said before, a real time saver for the business researcher or investor.
Here are a few cases that illustrate this point:
* Market Capitalization KO (Coca-Cola)
* Outstanding Shares Fedex
* Price Earnings Ratio GE
* Nike stock
Btw, many of these techniques also work for companies not listed on U.S. exchanges.
Here's an example of two companies each with the same ticker symbol. Stock price BOOT offers the latest price for Lacrosse Footwear traded on the NASDAQ. However, you'll also find a link below the Lacrosse Footwear info asking you if you're interested in a quote for BOOT (Boots Group) that trades on the London Stock Exchange. Finally, entering Market Summary into an Ask.com search box will provide current numbers for the Dow Jones Industrial Index, NASDAQ composite index, and the S&P 500.
See you tomorrow at WebSearchU!
Ask.com Director of Online Information Resources