August 18, 2011 | In: Trivia

What Is the Average Stock Price on the NYSE?

A curious (yet useless) question that goes through every investor’s mind at one point is “what is the average stock price on New York Stock Exchange?” Clearly, a quick search on the Internet reveals nothing, because although many people wanted to know this, nobody bothered to do the work to calculate the average price of stocks, maybe because the answer is classified as trivia that is not necessary to know for investors.

The good news is that I have decided to do the work for you! So, based on yesterday’s stock prices, the average stock price on the NYSE is $53.19. Now in case you’re wondering, the median stock price is $15.87.

How did I calculate this data? Well, I ran a script that retrieved the price of every listed stock, and then I ran both the average and the median functions on the set of prices.

I hope I satisfied your curiosity!

Note that the above numbers are valid at the time of publishing, which is August 17th, 2011. I think it will be interesting for me to revisit this post at the end of the year to see if the average stock price increased or decreased with time.

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1 Response to What Is the Average Stock Price on the NYSE?



February 21st, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for doing this. Did you recalculate at the end of the year?

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