Stock price movement, the price movement of stocks is the result of the bid and ask prices. The bid is the minimum price that buyer is willing to pay and the ask is the minimum price at which the seller is willing to sell the stock. As a result of the buyer’s demand and sellers’ offer, the price change is the difference between asking and bid. For example, if a stock has a buy ask price of 100 and a sell bid price of 99, a bid is created. This creates a new price at which the stock can be bought.
A sell order is an order to sell a security at a lower price created as a result of other people’s demand and sellers’ offers. To achieve a sell bid, the stock may reach 99.9. When it reaches 99.9, the highest bid available will be 99.95 creating a new sell bid price between 99 and 100. As a result of this, the stock price may change from 99.95 as the highest bid, to 100 as the highest ask.
The asking price is the price that sellers are willing to sell the stock for. As a result of other people’s sell orders, the asking price is 99.9 creating an ask bid price. To achieve an asking bid, the stock may reach 99.8. When it reaches 99.8, the highest ask available will be 100 creating a new ask bid price between 99.8 and 100.
This price movement continues until a settlement price is reached. A settlement price is a price at which either the buyer or seller decides to close their offer. It might be a level between the highest buy price and highest sell price or a level between the highest ask and highest bid. When either a buyer or seller decides to close their offer, the stock price leaves this equilibrium.