Zerodha LTP (Last Traded Price) Explained

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by Chittorgarh.com Team

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Zerodha LTP (Last Traded Price) Explained

LTP in Zerodha is the last traded price of the stock at which the last transaction got executed on the exchange. LTP indicates the price at which the security is trading. It helps the investors predict stock price movement and thus helps quote relevant prices for their buy/sell orders.

Zerodha customers can view the LTP of the stock at the selected exchange once you add the scrip to your Marketwatch in Zerodha Kite.

Example: If you add BlueStar Co to your Market Watch list for NSE and BSE, you will see its LTP for both exchanges. The Marketwatch screen also displays the LTP % along with the LTP. LTP % indicates the % point movement of the stock from the closing price of the previous day. The green colour indicates that the current LTP is higher than the previous LTP. However, if the latest LTP is lower than the previous LTP, it gets highlighted in red.


Zerodha LTP (last traded price)

In the above, we can see that the LTP of Bluestar on BSE is Rs. 811.10 and is 0.35% up from the previous day's close price, whereas the LTP on NSE is Rs.819 and is 1.41% higher than the closing price from the previous day.

LTP vs Closing Price

LTP

Closing Price

The LTP is the price of the last transaction that got executed on the exchange.

The closing price is the weighted average price based on the last 30 minutes of trading.

The LTP gets displayed as a part of the Market Watch in Zerodha.

The closing price gets displayed as a part of the market depth in Zerodha.

During the trading hours, the LTP reflects the price of the last executed transaction.

During the trading hours, the market depth reflects the closing price of the previous day.

At the end of trading market hours, it gets updated with the price of the last transaction of the day.

At the end of trading market hours, it gets updated with that day's closing price.


LTP percentage in Zerodha

The LTP percentage in Zerodha, by default, reflects % movement of stock from its previous day closing price. However, Zerodha offers its clients an option to view the LTP percentage change of stock from its opening price.

Steps to view LTP % movement from the opening price

  1. Log in to Zerodha Kite.
  2. Click on the setting button at the bottom of the MarketWatch screen.
  3. Click on Open price under the change option.

This will change the setting to view the LTP % movement from the day's opening price. You also have an option to view the LTP movement in absolute value terms instead of %.


Zerodha Kite LTP (last traded price) Demo

LTP in Zerodha on Kite holdings tab

The holdings tab in Zerodha Kite also displays the LTP of the stock. The LTP on the holdings page does not change in real-time unlike, the Marketwatch screen. It usually has a buffer of few seconds. The LTP displayed on the holdings page will be the price from the exchange where the previous closing was higher.


LTP for F&O contracts in Zerodha

The LTP for F&O contracts gets updated with the settlement price in the F&O position tab of Zerodha Kite at the start of each trading day.

For F&O contracts with higher liquidity, the settlement price is the same as the closing price. However, for contracts with lower or no liquidity where there have been no trades in the last 30 minutes, the exchange provides a theoretical price that gets updated in place of LTP.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. What is LTP in Zerodha?

    LTP in Zerodha is an abbreviation for Last Traded Price. LTP means the price at which the stock was last traded. The LTP of stock gives a hint to a trader on the direction of price movement. The LTP is different from the Closing Price of the stock.

     

  2. 2. What is LTP percentage in Zerodha?

    LTP percentage in Zerodha reflects the % movement in the price from the previous day's closing price.

    LTP percentage gets displayed in the MarketWatch screen beside the last traded price. You can change to view the LTP % from the day's opening price instead of the closing price from the Marketwatch settings.

     

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