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Browsing Stocks, Sectors & Indices
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Written by Daniel Smith
Updated over a week ago

The Market Data directory is a comprehensive library of Shares, Indices, Sectors and other securities that are covered by Stockopedia. You can access it by clicking the Browse button on the main Stockopedia menu and selecting your preferred option from the sub-menu.

Don't forget that the sub-menu will remain open by default. But by clicking the 'X' to Unpin the sub-menu, you will activate hover navigation which automatically opens and closes sub-menus when you hover over the main navigation menu. This can make it quicker and easier to get around the site.

Using the Pager and Breadcrumbs

When you are exploring lists of stocks on the Indices and Sectors pages, you can speed up research by using the Pager. After opening the first StockReport in a list you'll see 'Previous' and 'Next' navigation arrows appear at the top of the page. Click those buttons or use keyboard arrows to quickly flick through the rest of the StockReports without having to return to the list.

To help with navigation, the Breadcrumbs at the top of the pages in these sections will show you the steps you took to get there. That makes it easier to know where you are and be able to retrace your steps.



Indices Directory

The Market Data directory contains details about a range of international share indices. You can access this by clicking the Indices button on the menu.

The Indices page offers a list of major indices from around the world, including the FTSE 100, FTSE Eurofirst 300, S&P 500 & Nasdaq 100. To drill down into the indices of a specific country or region, simply click on the drop-down box as shown in the graphic below. For subscribers with access to multiple regions, changing focus mode will cause the list of indices to automatically update to reflect whichever region is now being focused on.


The Indices directory table shows key statistical data about each index. This includes the latest price information about each index, including the Last Price, Price Change and Percentage Price Change on the day.

The table also shows the number of stocks that are either Advancers, Unchanged or Decliners in each index. It also lists how many stocks are trading at their 52 Week High and 52 Week Low prices.

The Indices directory gives you the option to switch between median and mean average values using the selector at the top of the table. It can be more appropriate to use median, rather than mean ratios when assessing how expensive a market is. This is because averages can become significantly skewed by outlier data (for example a company on a P/B ratio of 10,000 can skew the UK mean P/B ratio upwards by 5 points).

You can opt to change from List View to Chart View by clicking the chart button at the top of the table.

Sectors Directory

The Sectors directory lets you explore the stock market starting with the main sector and industry groupings.

We compute aggregate data on all ten economic sectors across global, regional and country levels, as well as 54 industry groups. There is a toggle switch at the top of the table to allow easy switching between sectors and groups. Clicking on a sector or industry group will take you to a list of constituent companies.


The Sectors directory table contains a range of data for each sector or group. These include StockRanks, the number of stocks that are either Advancers, Unchanged or Decliners, 52 Week Highs and Lows, the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), price-to-book ratio (P/B) and yield.

You can learn more about the Stockopedia sector classification schema in the Sector technical guide.

Other Directories

Apart from shares, indices and sectors, the Stockopedia Directory also includes listings for:

  • Preferred Shares

  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

  • Investment Trusts

  • Bonds

These directories can be accessed by clicking the relevant links on the Market Data menu.

In each case the Directory provides an option to click the security to view its StockReport, together with price data and financial ratios where applicable.

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