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Subject: Historical stock prices.
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: garit-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 22 Mar 2005 10:55 PST
Expires: 21 Apr 2005 11:55 PDT
Question ID: 498658
I am looking for historical stock prices (1991) for Ameritech, Nynex,
Pacific Telesis and Bell Atlantic. None of these stock is listed any
longer.

Request for Question Clarification by juggler-ga on 22 Mar 2005 11:00 PST
Are you interested in a particular date?  

It'd be much more realistic for a researcher to locate those stock
prices for a specific date in 1991 rather than the whole year.

Clarification of Question by garit-ga on 22 Mar 2005 14:56 PST
I would like the prices for two dates. 7/12/1991 and 7/15/1991.
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Subject: Re: Historical stock prices.
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 22 Mar 2005 15:29 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Garit ?

Unfortunately BigCharts.com and other sources often drop securities
that are no longer traded.  Then you?re back to the Wall Street
Journal or the New York Times.  The Journal isn?t very accessible,
even if you?re an online subscriber, but the New York Times is widely
available at libraries across the country through a service called
Proquest Historical Newspapers.  Though it?s a fee-based service, a
good public library will have it online ? and that?s where I checked
these quotes.

July 12 was a Friday, which you may know.  Then there was no weekend
trading on the NYSE until Monday, July 15.  Obviously these quotes
come from the following day?s newspapers:

Friday, July 12, 1991
==================

Ameritech 60 1/8, + 
Bell Atlantic 46 , - 3/8
Nynex 73 1/8, + 
Pacific Telesis 41 1/8, + 1/8


Monday, July 15, 1991
==================

Ameritech 59 , - 7/8
Bell Atlantic 46 1/4, - 1/4
Nynex 71 1/4, - 7/8
Pacific Telesis 41, - 1/8

Best regards,

Omnivorous-GA

Request for Answer Clarification by garit-ga on 22 Mar 2005 20:10 PST
Thank you for answering my question. Where can I find this resource.
My local library has Proquest but their data base does not include the
stock tables.

Clarification of Answer by omnivorous-ga on 22 Mar 2005 20:21 PST
Garit --

You're looking not for stock tables, but the Proquest Historical
Newspapers.  In my hometown this includes the Seattle newspapers AND
the New York Times.  The NY Times is the gem because it goes back to
1851 and is completely indexed.  So, in a July 16, 1991 search you can
enter "Nynex" and it will take you to any news stories about the
company -- and to the listing on the pages of the NY Times that have
the NYSE.

Generally the NY Times starts its financial pages with the NYSE, then
lists the AMEX, then the NASDAQ or OTC exchanges.  So, if you find the
first page of the financial page, just go page-by-page from there.

Alternately you can search for "stocks" on any given day but it may
return as many as 30 articles.

Good luck with it -- I've done research on extremely old topics
successfully because it's such a wonderful resource!

Omnivorous-GA
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I was so glad to get the answer I needed.

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