I'm attempting to research share holders of companies in the present and in the past.

I've been able to find specific names on Yahoo that are current, for example: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=WFC+Major+Holders

Does anyone know how I can look up major share holders for people earlier this year? I can't seem to find anything online but I'm sure there is somewhere I can see it easily, like mentioned above, for past share holders.

2 Answers 2


Another option in some cases is the Wayback Machine (web.archive.org) to literally see what that page said at a particular date/time:


For example. Some pages are there, some aren't; I couldn't find your Wells Fargo page, for example.

  • This worked for what I was trying to do actually and was very simple. Thank you! ☺
    – Eric
    Jul 24, 2015 at 20:17

You have to go backwards through form 3's and form 4's (change in ownership for holders greater than 5%) and form 13F's (hedge fund holding reports) and more research into the original source of funding of a company

  • Probably just being dumb trying to find the navigation options on there but I can't find where to go through the forms.
    – Eric
    Jul 24, 2015 at 16:40
  • @Eric they are typically listed on Edgar-online, of which Yahoo has a link. yahoo.brand.edgar-online.com/default.aspx?cik=72971
    – CQM
    Jul 24, 2015 at 16:54

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