It is tax time again and lots of people need to know the price of a stock at the time they purchased it, which could be decades ago. You can always call the Business & Technology unit (214-670-1608) and we can look it up using our printed stock indexes. However, you can also now find the information through our Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage database, which is loaded with all kinds of data, including historical stock quotes, industry surveys, market snapshots, filings and more.
Here are the steps to access this resource:
- Point your brower to our homepage: www.dallaslibrary.org
- Log into “MyAccount” using your library card number and PIN/password.
- Click on the “databases” link.
- Scroll down to “Standard & Poor’s” and click on the link.
- After the page loads, click on “Daily Price Record” in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
- Search by “ticker symbol” or “company name” indicating the range of relevant dates. (Note that data is available online back to 1984 for stocks and 1988 for mutual funds.)
- If you select more than just a few days worth of data, you might want to export it to a spreadsheet using the “export to excel” icon at the top of the page.