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Stock Prices -- Historical
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Global Financial Data
The Global Financial Database is a collection of financial and economic data provided in ASCII or Excel format. There are 20,000 historical or current data series which may be downloaded directly from the web site. Global coverage includes stocks, bonds, treasury bills, interest rates, commodity prices, CPI, GDP, exchange rates, indexes, population and more.

To access the database, click on the red LOGIN link located closer to the top of the page. In the next page, select "Login Anonymously" for library access. Note that there is a monthly download limit of 2,000 series on the anonymous log-in. Students, Faculty, staff can create a personal account using University of Minnesota e-mail address.

Guide for finding historical US stock prices using Global Financial Data.

Yahoo Finance (Stock Prices)
Stock prices going back to the 1970s may be available on this site. Historical data for the stock high, low, close price is comparable to what you would find in a newpaper on the same date -- with the adjusted (for stock splits) close data in the column on the far right.
Begin by doing a search using the company ticker symbol. Then choose "Historical Prices" from the blue bar on the left.
Choose start and end date. Choose whether you need daily, weekly, or monthly data. Add ticker symbol and click on "Get Prices." Data is from CSI Commodity Systems Inc. Disclaimers and FAQ appear at the bottom of the page.

Big Charts (Historical Stock Price Quotes)
This site allows you to get an historical stock price going back to 1985. However, you will get the exact closing price (plus high, low, and volume) for *one day only.* So, if you are looking for a date range, try another site.

Stock prices back to 1925 are available. CRSP via WRDS is available only for Carlson School of Manangement employees and students. It is not licensed through the University Libraries.

Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including international daily newspapers, newswires, academic and trade journals, magazines, transcripts of media programs, web sites, images. There are multiple-language search interfaces and multilingual content that cover 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Background and financial information is provided on 25,000 publically traded companies and along with market data on equities, funds, and indices. Search the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Economist, Business Week, and most major magazines and newspapers.
--To find stock prices, click on Companies/Markets (a tab located on the green bar accross the top of the screen). Type in your ticker symbol and indicate whether you want daily or monthly prices. Prices are available for the last 3 years.

Daily Stock Price Record
Since the early 1960's Standard & Poor's Daily stock price record has been the most convenient printed guide to retrospective stock prices. It is published in three editions. One each for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the American Stock Exchange (ASE), and the NASDAQ market. All NYSE and ASE as well as about 5,700 NASDAQ firms are listed. The NASDAQ volumes are divided into three parts, covering mutual funds, banks and insurance companies, and all other firms. Otherwise, the listings are alphabetical by company name. Every volume provides daily quotes for the entire quarter, with all the prices for a company displayed on one page. The library holds this publication since 1962 for NYSE, 1964 for ASE, and 1968 for NASDAQ (formerly OTC). Each new quarterly volume is received approximately three months after the quarter concludes. If you need daily stock quotes more current than the Daily stock price record volumes we hold, read on.
• Location(s): WILSON General Collection Quarto HG4915 .I55x
• Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability

Financial database that features stock prices and other financial statistics. Bloomberg is available in the Graduate Computer Lab L112 in the Carlson School of Management. Other library users who are not eligible to use the Carlson School graduate lab will not have access to Bloomberg through the U of Minnesota.

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