Name: _________________________ ___________ / 10: Application www.tsx.com Exploring the Toronto Stock Exchange & Its Listed Companies 1. Spend at least 5 minutes exploring the www.tsx.com website. 2. What does the TSX stand for? _______________________________________________ 3. Click on Products & Services. Briefly describe three services provided by the TSX. 4. Scroll down to the S&P/TSX Composite Index graph. It explains how the Toronto stocks in general are doing during a given day. Describe how the market is performing today; as a minimum, you will need to refer to the value, net change, and % change. 5. Look for the site search and quick quote features. Type BLD into the quick quote box and click on Go. This brings up the company profile for Ballard Power Systems, which is a listed company on the TSX. (This means that Ballard’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange). Information here is updated approximately every 15 minutes. Fill out the following information for Ballard shares. What is the current share price of Ballard? _________________________ What was yesterday’s closing price? _________________________ How has the price changed since yesterday (be specific) _________________________ What is the yearly (52 week) high _______________ and yearly low _______________ How many shares (volume) of Ballard has traded so far today ___________________ Does Ballard give its investors a dividend? If so, what is it? _____________________ 6. In two or three sentences, summarize the most recent News article for Ballard, on the back of this page. 7. Choose your own company, using the search feature, or alphabetic listing on tse.com Company Name: _______________________. Company Symbol: _______________ What is the current share price of your company? _________________________ What was yesterday’s closing price? _________________________ How has the price changed since yesterday (be specific) _________________________ What is the yearly high __________________ and yearly low ____________________ What is the most recent news headline? ______________________________________ How many shares (volume) have traded so far today _________________________ Sketch a graph of the company’s share value over the past year. (Under charts, Click “1 yr.”) In your opinion, is this company a good investment? Why or Why not?
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