Historical Stock Prices
With the arrival of income tax preparation season comes the need for historical stock quotations to arrive at the basis for determining gain or loss from the sale of securities.
Two websites may help. Both have historical stock quotations available. The dates of coverage are not uniform for all stocks. Both have symbol lookup searches to help find out the stock symbol.
Big Charts has historical stock quotations available from as far back as January 2, 1970. Just enter the stock symbol and the date to find out the opening, closing, high, and low prices for that date.
Yahoo! Finance has historical stock quotations available from as far back as 1962. Enter the stock symbol in the search window, press "GO". The next screen has a link under "Quotes" for "Historical Prices".
The library has the Daily Stock Price Record: New York Stock Exchange in the reference collection on the Second Floor of the Downtown Library. The Reference Desk (327-4525) can look up a particular stock and date for you. The library has this resource for the years 1977- the present.
The library has the New York Times on microfilm from 1950- the present on the Second Floor of the Downtown Library. Please come to the library to look up stock prices on the microfilm.