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Subject: Finance, historical stock prices, splits
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: flahertyjp-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 21 Dec 2005 10:49 PST
Expires: 20 Jan 2006 10:49 PST
Question ID: 608514
What is the tax basis on a share of America online stock purchased on
the day it went public, today? And what date was it that it went
public? So essentially to answer this question you need the date it
went public, the number of times it has split since then, and the
opening share price. Thanks.

PA - Obviously it is now a share of time warner, but I need to know
the basis as if your share of time warner was purchased on the IPO
date as an AOL share.
Subject: Re: Finance, historical stock prices, splits
Answered By: endo-ga on 16 Jan 2006 14:10 PST
Hi flahertyjp,

Thank you for your questions.

This page on the TimeWarner website answers a couple of them:

Historical Price Lookup

Date AOL went public: March 19, 1992

Opening share price: $0.10

This other TimeWarner page has information about the stock splits:

Stock Split Information

As you can see there were 7 AOL stock splits.

However you don't need to calculate anything as the Yahoo finance
brings the answers together:

Price history for TimeWarner

As you can see it also shows an open on 19 March 1992 at an adjusted
price of 11 cents. If you look at the last column called "adjusted
close" and the reference to it at the bottom of the page that states
"Close price adjusted for dividends and splits.", then you can see
that you need to look at the last column on the first page for your

The adjusted closing price on January 13th 2006 is $17.27, which means
that one share bought on 19 March 1992 would be worth 172 times more
today in dollar terms.

You can see the effect of the first stock split here:

AOL historical price on 23 November 1994

The stock price just about halved, however the adjusted price column
didn't move as expected.

If you require anymore information please let me know and I'll do my best to help.


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