UK Accounting Glossary
The current market value of a stock is its most recent trade. Since the current market value of a stock can change rapidly during the trading day, it is often convenient to use end-of-day settlement prices to determine current market value, especially of a portfolio of stocks. The current market value of an individual stock or a portfolio, when compared over time, is a convenient way to evaluate the overall performance of a stock or a portfolio. Current market value is one means to gauge how well a portfolio is meeting its goals. The value of a company can also be expressed in terms of its current market value. The current market value of a company is the total number of shares outstanding multiplied by the current price of its shares.
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This glossary post was last updated: 4th February 2020.