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Trades
 


 

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:

CodeDefinition
ATAutomatic Trade, order book trade in a regular trading session.
BCCancellation of OTC trade after date of publication.
BFInter-fund cross with delayed publication requested.
BKOTC Trade with delayed publication requested.
BTOTC trade.
CCCancellation of OTC trade after date of publication.
CFInter-fund cross with delayed publication requested.
CKOTC trade with delayed publication requested.
CTOTC trade.
GCCancellation of GILT & UKGT segment trades after date of submission.
IFInter-fund transfer with delayed publication.
LCCancellation of an on exchange trade after date of publication.
LTLate Trade - when a trade is reported to the Stock Exchange some time after it has been executed it is known as a Late Trade.
MCCancellation of OTC trade after date of publication.
MFInter-fund cross with delayed publication requested.
MKOTC trade with delayed publication requested.
MTInter-fund cross with delayed publication requested.
NKNegotiated trade with delayed publication.
NTNegotiated trade with immediate publication.
OOrdinary trade - A standard type of trade with normal settlement date traded through the Market Makers.
OCCancellation of OTC trade more than three days old.
PCPrevious day's contra.
PTClosing Price Crossing Session Trade – order book trade resulting from the session that takes place after the closing auction has generated the day's closing UT. Executions can only take place at day's closing auction price.
QCCancellation of OTC trade after date of publication.
QFInter-fund cross with delayed publication requested.
QKOTC trade with delayed publication requested.
QTOTC trade.
SCCancellation of SI trade after date of publication.
SISystematic Internaliser (SI) – for executions not subject to the to the Rules of London Stock Exchange but instead using the MiFID SI regime.
SKSI trade with delayed publication requested.
TKOTC trade with delayed publication requested.
UTUncrossing Trade, order book trade from the end of auction period.