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Q: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp ( Answered,   4 Comments )
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Subject: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: raider23-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 07 Sep 2005 15:05 PDT
Expires: 07 Oct 2005 15:05 PDT
Question ID: 565379
I am trying to get some historical stock price information for Mobil
Oil Corporation (MOB on the NYSE). This company merged with Exxon in
1999 and I cannot find any stock information from pre merger.  What I
need is the Share price of MOB on 6/12/1987, The dates of any stock
splits up until the merger, and the amount of dividends paid by year
from 1987 up to the merger in 1999.  Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Sep 2005 15:26 PDT
We can probably get you the closing price on 6/12/87.

But the history of the splits and dividends back in 1987 is probably
only available from fairly high-price stock-history services. 
Companies do an odd disappearing act once their stock symbol vanishes.

Just wanted to let you know what seems likely (and not) regarding your question.


pafalafa-ga
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Subject: Re: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 08 Sep 2005 11:24 PDT
 
Raider23 ?

Fellow research Pafalafa-GA is correct about the limited information
available on de-listed companies.  We can find everything that you
need, if we use 3 different sources, and some of them are not online ?
and some are available via subscriptions services.

Mobil Corp. was acquired by Exxon for 1.32015 Exxon shares on Nov. 30,
1999.  According to the Mergent 1999 Annual Dividend Record (available
in many public libraries) the dividends paid in the last 2 years of
its existence were:

1999: $2.28
1998: $2.28

An excellent business school library in your area is likely to carry
Mergent?s print dividend records back several decades:
Mergent
http://www.mergent.com/publish/product67.asp

Mobil?s electronically-filed documents are still online at the SEC
Edgar website, so we can go there to add a few years to the dividend
record by looking at the annual report.  The 1997 annual report
appears to have a complete dividend history AND stock split history on
p. 21 --

SEC Edgar
Mobil 1997 Annual Report
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/67182/0000928385-98-000503.txt


ANNUAL DIVIDENDS
(Per share of common stock, in dollars)*
97            $2.12*
96            $1.96
95            $1.81
94            $1.70
93            $1.63
92            $1.60
91            $1.56
90            $1.41
89            $1.28
88            $1.18
87            $1.10

*  1997 had a stock split of 2-1 and dividend payments reflect this split

---

To find stock prices, it?s helpful to use either the Wall Street
Journal microfilms or New York Times for daily closing prices.  The
New York Times archive is available on their website or at many public
libraries via the subscription Proquest Historical Newspaper online
service.  I?ve used the latter because my public library has it
available at no charge ? as most larger libraries will.

 June 12, 1987 was a Friday, so the Mobil closing price on the NYSE
reported in Saturday?s paper was:
49 1/8, +3/8

The stock had traded in the range of 29-52  during the previous 52
weeks.  Trading was 494,900 shares that day.

Should you choose to use Proquest in your research, you?ll want to
search the Historical NY Times index by date and select ?stocks? as a
search term.  That will bring up the stock tables.


Best regards,

Omnivorous-GA
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Subject: Re: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp
From: pafalafa-ga on 08 Sep 2005 12:18 PDT
 
Very nice work!

paf
Subject: Re: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp
From: seregas-ga on 20 Sep 2005 07:57 PDT
 
Try this <a href=http://www.citymoney.co.uk/stocks-shares-in-uk.html>stocks
shares in uk</a> site.
Subject: Re: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp
From: mrgott-ga on 24 Sep 2005 10:50 PDT
 
Raider23:  I just logged onto the ExxonMobil Investor Relations
website (via Computershare, the company formerly known as Equiserve). 
This particular website is only available to shareholders of
ExxonMobil.  (Ironically enough, I am trying to sell some ExxonMobil
shares myself!)

According to their "Historical Market Price" page, this is the stock
information for 06/12/1987:


06/12/1987 	Price Close: 89.375 	High/Ask:  89.875 	Low/Bid:  88.750

Now whether or not this price applies to Exxon stock or Mobil stock,
I'm not sure.  It's not clear.  But, for my intents and purposes as a
stock seller, this should be good enough.

Hope this helps!
Subject: Re: Historical Stock Price, Splits, and Dividends for Mobil Oil Corp
From: amazonmax-ga on 01 Oct 2005 23:15 PDT
 
Looks like we're doing some of the same research. The only Mobil split
I find between 1981 and the merger was a 2 for 1 on or about
6/24/1997. Can anyone give me the price of Mobil on 12/11/1973 and
12/12/1973? Thanks . . .

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