Data glitch: Google, Yahoo finance sites display incorrect stock market prices

Key Points
  • Incorrect market data appeared on sites such as Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg terminals in early Asia hours on Tuesday.
  • Nasdaq-listed stocks such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all showed prices of $123.47 each.
  • Nasdaq told CNBC that glitch was due to test results being mistakenly distributed by third parties.
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A wave of erroneous market data appeared on several finance sites in early Asia hours on Tuesday, with Nasdaq-listed stocks such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all showing prices of $123.47 each.

The incorrect data was discovered on Google Finance and Yahoo Finance. Bloomberg terminals were also showing incorrect data, according to a Dow Jones report.

A Nasdaq spokesman told CNBC that the glitch came about after some test results were wrongly distributed by the third party finance sites.

Data glitch: Nasdaq-listed stocks Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft were showing prices of $123.47 per piece

"As part of its normal process, the UTP distributed test data and certain third parties improperly propagated the data. Nasdaq is working with third party vendors to resolve the matter," the spokesman said.

A Google spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that its third-party finance data provider was providing inaccurate information received from Nasdaq.

"This is currently being fixed and we hope to update our stock price data shortly," she said.

Bloomberg and Yahoo did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Correction: This article has been corrected to reflect that Nasdaq indicated the incorrect data was distributed by third parties.

—CNBC's Steve Kopack contributed to the report.