What it is:
How it works (Example):
Let's assume that the stock of Company XYZ closed at $5 per share yesterday. Today, it closed at $5.75. The net change is $0.75. Often the net change includes a + or - sign to make the direction of the change clear.
Why it Matters:
Net change is a measure of performance and most commonly measured on a daily basis, particularly for investors who must settle their accounts after every trading day. Net change can also be calculated on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.