The Profile page gives you general information about a symbol, whether it's about the company or the contract. Barchart shows different data on the Profile page, depending on the symbol's asset type.
A stock Profile page contains general information about the stock, such as Ticker Symbol, Exchange traded on, Company Contact Address/Phone, CEO/President, and Company Description. It also includes links to the Industry, Sector, and Index in which the stock belongs: the SIC or the Standard Industrial Classification code, industry groups, and major-market indices including the three Dow Jones indices and their composite, the Nasdaq 100, and the S&P 500, 100 and 400. For stocks, all fundamental information is provided by Zachs Investment Research.
An ETF Profile page also shows general information about the fund, but also adds information such as a link to the Fund Family. the Underlying Index. Inception Date, First Trade Date, and Leverage.
A Profile for a commodities contract contains the Contract Specifications. Specifications include:
- Symbol - the root symbol for the commodity.
- Name - the commodity description
- Exchange - the exchange on which the commodity is traded.
- Months - A specific month in which delivery may take place under the terms of a futures contract. Commodity exchanges typically refer to months using one letter:
- January = F
- February = G
- March = H
- April = J
- May = K
- June = M
- July = N
- August = Q
- September = U
- October = V
- November = X
- December = Z
- Size - (sometimes referred to as Trading Unit) refers to the unit of measure in which the contract is traded. Common abbreviations you'll see include:
- bu = bushel
- lbs = pounds
- cwt = hundred weight
- bbl = barrel
- gal = gallon
- mm btu = million British thermal units
- bd = board foot
- oz = ounce
- M = million
- ct = cents
- pt = point
- Tick Size - the smallest allowable increment of price movement for a contract.
- Daily Limit - the maximum gain or loss that the commodity is permitted to reach for a given trading session.
- Trading Hours - the days and hours in which the commodity is traded.
- Last Trading Day - the day in which trading terminates for this commodity for each Trading Month.
- Value of one futures unit - a measure of one basis point change in the futures price.
- Value of one options unit - a measure of one basis point change in the options price.
- CRB Yearbook Description - for commodities, the previous year's CRB Yearbook article will appear. Information includes a description/outlook for the commodity, prices, supply, demand, and trade statistics.