A price between the offer and bid price. The mid price is equal to the sum of the best bid price and the best offer price divided by two, and rounded up to be consistent with the relevant price format.
The average between the buying and selling prices offered by the market makers or retail service providers i.e. mid way between the bid and offer. The prices quoted in newspapers and on Teletext/Ceefax for quote driven stocks are normally mid prices. For order book stocks the prices quoted in newspapers are usually the last trades of the day, whereas Teletext/Ceefax shows the last trade since the system updated. In the case of order book stocks the figure can be either a buying or a selling price.
The price half-way between the two prices shown in the London Stock Exchange's Official List under "Quotation" or the average of both buying and selling prices offered by the market makers. The prices found in newspapers are normally estimates of the mid-price.
This is the average of bid (selling) and offer (buying) price usually relating to a particular share. This is used in calculating share price movements over a set period of time. It is the middle price which is quoted in the non-specialist financial press.
The median (mid point) of the buying and selling spread (bid / offer spread) quoted by the market makers. The price shown in the share price pages and market reports within the financial media, but not the price at which you could necessarily expect to conclude a deal to buy or sell. The price at which you buy will be higher and the price at which you sell will be lower than the mid price in almost all circumstances.
This is the average of the buying price (also known as offer price) and the selling price (also known as the bid price). To get the mid price, add the offer price and the bid price together and divide by two. Most newspapers print the mid price for shares. When you are buying and selling shares, you will usually pay slightly more than the mid price. Similarly, when selling shares you will generally, receive slightly less than the mid price.