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Subject Guide: Business Stock Reports/Price Data

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This guide lists sources which provide information and access to company stock reports and historical price data.  Stock reports are available for any U.S. company that is publicly traded.  If a company is a subsidiary of a parent company, look for stock reports/price data of the parent company since the subsidiary's information is not reported separately.

For further information & assistance in using any of the sources listed, please contact our reference staff:

  • In person, at the Reference Desk on the 1st Floor of the Blackwell Library


  • By phone @ 410-548-5988

  • Through e-mail, using Ask-a-Librarian


Getting Started:

InvestorWords.com
What do all those financial terms mean?  This financial glossary, sponsored by WSJ, provides over 6,000 terms that may be browsed by subject or letter, or searched by keyword.

Wall Street Executive Library
Concise links relevant to stock markets/investments.


Stock Reports:

Buckmaster Annual Stockholder Reports

Provides SEC 10-K reports, annual reports (visual PDF), and current stock quotes, stock charts & news for Fortune 500 Corporations.  The Buckmaster Database is only available on campus through the library's home page.

(Gale) Business Insights: Essentials  [10 seats shared with consortium]
 Provides Investext reports researched by leading stock analysts.  Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button. 

  • Click on the 'Company' icon from the main screen.

  • Enter the company name or ticker symbol, choose 'ultimate parent', and click the 'search' button at the bottom of the screen.

  • Click your company name on the results list.
  • At the top of the screen are various tabs to company information--choose 'Investment Reports'.
  • Review reports which vary based on the investment firm.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button. 

  • From L-N's front page, click on the 'Business' category on the left tool-bar.

  • On the next screen, click on the link to 'Company Financial Reports'.

  • Type your company name or ticker symbol in the first dialogue box.

  • Select 'Stock Reports' from the Source pull-down menu.
    Note: Includes Nelson's Company Research Reports, Nelson's Consensus Earnings Estimates, Vickers Institutional Holdings, Vickers Securities Report, & Zacks Investment Research.
  • Choose a date field as appropriate (suggest 1-2 years).
  • Click on the 'search' button.

Mergent Online
 Blackwell Library subscribes to the U.S. Company/International Company Data modules.

Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button. 

  • Do a 'Basic Search' for the company name or ticker symbol.

  • Click on the company name on the next search screen.

  • Click on the various tabs across the top for detailed information (Company Details--Capital Stock, TearSheets).

Morningstar [2 seats]
Morningstar's data reports cover more than 20,000 securities with historical data back to 1996.  Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button. 

  • Under 'Reports', enter a company's ticker or name and click on 'Go'.

  • Click on the various links across the left of the screen for detailed information (Snapshot, Quote, Analyst Research, Morningstar Rating, Data Interpreter, Valuation Ratios, Financial Statements, Key Ratios, Charts, Dividends & Returns, SEC Filings, Owners & Estimates).
  • Remember to click on 'End Session' at the top right to exit program.

Standard & Poor's Stock Reports (quarterly)
Reference HG 4905 .S4455 v. 1-2

ASE, NASDAQ, & NYSE company reports are provided together in 2 volumes. Provides a detailed listing of key income statement and balance sheet items and an analysis of the most recent earnings report.  The reports also provide data on dividends, stock price ranges, capitalization, management and significant recent developments.

ValueLine Database

This database is only available in the Blackwell Library Reference Area.  Ask the reference staff to sign you on.  

  • Click on the link to 'The ValueLine Investment Survey Online - Standard Edition.
  • On the left toolbar, click on the link to 'Lookup Company'.

  • Type in your company name or ticker symbol.  (Note:  This version of ValueLine only covers 1700 stocks in 98 industries so all companies are not covered)
  • On the results list, click on the various reports that appear--note the industry your company is categorized in.
  • For an industry report, click on 'Lookup Industry' on the left tool bar.
  • Select your industry.
  • For an overview of the industry, select 'Industry Commentary'.  For all the companies listed for comparison, click on 'Industry - Company Breakdown' and then select the reports you want to view.

For further information, refer to the 'How to Use the Value Line Investment Survey Page.'

ValueLine Survey: Standard Edition Loose-leaf
Reference HG 4915 .V35

Note: Provides the exact same information as is available in the ValueLine Database above.

  • See volume 1, summary and index in the front, and look up the name of your company. 
  • It will refer you to a page number in one of 13 editions.
  • See industry information in that edition, followed by evaluations of each company covered.

Yahoo! Finance
The market summary covered on the home page.  To locate information for a specific company, enter the ticker symbol in the search box at the top of the page (use symbol lookup if the ticker symbol is unknown).

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Historical Price Data:

BigCharts - Historical Quotes

Pricing data goes back a number of years, however, the researcher will need to input each date separately.

Standard & Poor's Daily Stock Price Record (quarterly)
ASE Reference HG 4915 .S66
NASDAQ Reference HG 4915 .S666 pt. 1-2
NYSE Reference HG 4915 .S664

Each quarterly book is divided into 2 parts.  Part I, "Major Technical Indicators of the Stock Market."  Part II, "Daily and Weekly Stock Action," gives the daily and weekly record of stocks listed on each exchange.

Stock Markets & Share Price Information (Karen Blakeman)
Blakeman provides global stock exchange and price data links per country.

  Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)
Refer to Section C:  Money & Investing for stock price data.  Pages 1-2 usually include overall trading activity for stock exchanges (Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 & Russell 2000).  Section C also covers individual stocks on each of the exchanges offering high, low, & close data and yearly activity.

WSJ Paper Copies:

Today's WSJ is located in the newspaper section of the Current Periodicals on the 1st Floor of Blackwell Library.  Current issues are retained in paper until microfilm arrives. 

Electronic Copies:

Historical Wall Street Journal (Proquest)
Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button.

This database provides full-text and full-image articles from the Wall Street Journal covering the period 1889-1989.   The collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF files.

  • Enter a date below the search box.

  • Enter a search in the search box based on the stock exchange you need (do not enter a company name):
    New York Stock Exchange Transactions
    American Stock Exchange Transactions
    Over the Counter Markets

  • Click on Article Image PDF.  Use the printer icon in Adobe to print.

  • To browse section C contents, click on Page Map.  At the top of the screen, you can click on next or previous page.

  • Use microfilm copies for the period 1990-current.

Yahoo! Finance
The market summary covered on the home page.  To locate information for a specific company, enter the ticker symbol in the search box at the top of the page (use symbol lookup if the ticker symbol is unknown).  On the company's page, click on the link to 'Historical Prices' on the left toolbar.  Allows downloading to excel.

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