A stock's market price changes throughout the day with market conditions as shares are bought and sold at different prices.
Investors also get interested in market price as it relates to mark to market accounting. This method involves listing assets on a company's balance sheet at market price (marking them to the market), which could result in much-reduced values if the market is in an overall dive but there's been no change in the underlying assets.
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