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This area of the website provides the user with a breakdown of the types of trades in a specific stock over a customizable period. The trades are divided into 3 separate types - buy, sell and unknown.

This tool allows the user to gauge whether there is a positive or negative sentiment on all trades so far.

Time: The 'Time' shows the time the trade was declared.
Price: The 'Price' shows the price at which the shares were traded.
Qty: the 'Qty' shows the quantity of the shares in that transaction i.e. the number of shares traded.
Type: The 'Type' is the type of trade that was actioned. (Please see below for further descriptions.
Bid: The 'Bid' is the price at which the Market Maker was willing to buy the stock when the transaction was reported.
Offer: The 'Offer' is the price at which the Market Maker was willing to sell the stock when the transaction was reported.
Buy/Sell: The 'Buy/Sell' column indicates whether the transaction was a buy or a sell. Where the price is higher than the mid price, the trade is considered a Buy. Where it is lower it is considered a Sell. Where the price matches the mid price it is considered not identifiable as either a buy or a sell and is added to the unknown column. See note at end.
Total Buy: This is the running total for the day of all buys.
Total Sell: This is the running total for the day of all sells.
Total Unknown: This is the running total for those trades which cannot be considered buys or sells and therefore are identified as unknown.
Disclaimer: All analysis on this trades page is intended only as a guide and its accuracy is not guaranteed.
It should be noted that all trade declarations made by the market do not include a buy or sell indicator and therefore we have to derive this information ourselves. The policy we have adopted is based on the mid price of the stock at the time of the declaration. For Example a trade declared at a price that is higher than the mid price at the time of declaration would be put in the buy column, a trade lower than the mid price would be put in the sell column. A trade which matches the mid price would be considered unknown. Please also note that the market can delay declaration of the trades for up to an hour in which case we will not make any assumptions and place that trade in UNknow column

Trade Types:

The LSE has several different types of trade and each one is identified by a letter coding system below is a list of these codes and a definition of their meaning:

Code Definition
O Ordinary trade - A standard type of trade with normal settlement date traded through the Market Makers.>
B Broker to Broker Trade. A transaction between two broker firms.
EU Euro Automated Trade
ER Euro Trades
K Block Trade - A transaction utilizing the block trade facility.
L Late Trade - when a trade is reported to the Stock Exchange some time after it has been executed it is known as a Late Trade.
LC Late trade correction.
M Market Maker to Market Maker. As the name suggests this is a transaction between two Market Makers who are registered in the security which is being traded.
N Non Protected Portfolio. This is normally a transaction of a number of stocks dealt with by one market maker at an agreed discount to the market price.
NM Not To Mark. In some cases the Exchange can grant permission for non publication. This is known as a Not to Mark.
NR Non Risk (SEATS). As the name suggests this is a non risk transaction.
P Protected Portfolio Transaction.
R Risk less Principal transaction at a different price
RO Result of Option. A transaction which resulted for the exercise of an option
RT Risk Trade. (SEATS) A risk transaction.
ST SEAQ Trade. This is used for the single uncrossing trade. Gives details of the total executed volume and uncrossing price as a result of a SEAQ auction.
SW Stock Swap. Transaction comprised in a stock swap or stock switch
UT Uncrossing Trade. This is used for the single uncrossing trade, detailing the total executed volume and uncrossing price as a result of a SETS auction.
X Cross at the same price.
AT An automated trade generated by the SETS system through the order book. (Level 2).
PA a protected transaction at the time that protection is applied.
PC Post Contra. When the contra trade is not on the trade date this is used to report it.
T If reporting a protected transaction.
WN Worked Principle Transaction. When a member firm enters into a worked principle agreement for a single security this is used to notify the Exchange.
TS Test Security. Used when testing trade reporting.
WT Worked Principle Trade.
CT Contra Trade. Used to publish a contra trade in previously automatically executed trade through the order book.
AI Automated input facility. Used when a member firm has disabled its automated input facility in response to a request from the Exchange.
PN Worked principle Portfolio Notification.
VW volume Weighted Average Price
RC Regulatory Conformance.
BC Bargain Condition.