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Free and subscription sources for finding stock prices, both current and historical.
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Free Sources

This is a selected list of sites that offer free pricing data. Many of these have deep historical data but this can be inconsistent. In addition, most free sites discontinue coverage when a company's capital structure changes. For example, Yahoo! Finance has data for United Airlines, but only for the period after they emerged from bankruptcy in 2006.

Yahoo! Finance
Daily, weekly and monthly open, high, low, close, volume, and close adjusted for splits and dividends. Search for a stock and then select "historical prices". Data are available back as far as 1962, depending on the stock (the earliest available date will be displayed automatically). Also covers mutual funds, indices and exchange traded funds.
Google Finance
Daily and weekly open, high, low, close and volume. Prices are adjusted for splits and dividends, but these actions are not indicated when the data are downloaded. Data are available as far back as forty years but there is no easy way to determine the earliest available date.
Big Charts
Most useful for getting a quote for a specific date. Does not offer data downloads.

Subscription Databases

  • Mergent Online  
      
    Thirty years of daily, weekly and monthly prices. Includes open, high, low, close and volume. Prices can be displayed as adjusted or unadjusted for splits and dividends. The charts option allows comparison of up to four stocks and one index. Select "Equity Pricing" for prices and "Capital Stock" for splits and dividends.
    U.S. and international companies.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
    Stock, mutual fund and ETF screening tool that also includes reports from Morningstar analysts, company financials and insider and institutional holders data.
  • Factiva  
      
    Select "Companies/Markets".
    Factiva has daily prices for two years, weekly prices for five years and monthly prices for five years. Includes open, high, low, close and volume. Adjusted prices only. The charting feature allows comparison of multiple stocks as well as one or more indices.
    U.S. and international companies.
  • Datastream  
      
    Datastream includes daily prices, trading volumes, and return indices, updated at the end of every trading day, for over 100,000 equities in nearly 200 countries around the world. Datastream runs on client software and is only available in Regenstein Library and the Booth School computier labs at the Harper and Gleacher Centers.
  • CRSP Chicago Booth only, access via WRDS  
      
    CRSP is the most comprehensive source for stocks traded on the New York, American and NASDAQ exchanges. Daily prices are available from 1962 for the NYSE and AMEX and 1972 for NASDAQ. Monthly prices are available from 1925 for the NYSE, 1962 for AMEX and 1972 for NASDAQ. There is also data for mutual funds, REITs and U.S. Treasury issues.
    CRSP is accessed through Wharton Research Data Services. Access is restricted to Chicago Booth faculty and students and economics faculty and Ph.D studen

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