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How to find historical stock price for a de-listed or defunct company?

With services like Google Finance or Yahoo Finance it is very convenient to find the historical stock price metric of a listed company, but if the company is not listed, I can't find the data. For ...
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Will ADR owner enjoy same benefit as common shares holders

Currently, I would like to invest in the stock of HSBC. Details on Google Finance Details on Yahoo Finance I am not sure whether I should purchase from the Hong Kong or US stock market. What I know ...
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Why does Yahoo Finance and Google Finance not match historical prices?

Was working on a different question to ask on here, and realized I might be completely wrong when I realized the historical data on Yahoo and Google are completely different. Therefore I have no idea ...
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How does Yahoo finance adjust stock data for splits and dividends?

When a data provider like Yahoo finance says that the closing price is adjusted for splits and dividends, what does that mean? A split will increase/ decrease the price by the split ratio, and a ...
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Why pay for end-of-day historical prices?

Recently I've started gathering some end-of-day (EOD) prices data for my testing. The first obvious place where such data is freely available is Yahoo Finance site. However I've noticed that many data ...
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Why do some services list an IPO date that is well after historical price data you can find elsewhere?

The IPO date I find for the MMM Corporation is 1/13/1978 (http://www.crunchbase.com/ipo/3m-ipo--e0c82f24). Google Finance has price data going back to that date (http://finance.google.com/finance?q=...
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How to calculate PE ratios for indices such as DJIA?

I want to record Dow Jones Industrial Average's PE. Yahoo Finance gives N/A [1]: >>> import y_finance >>> print y_finance.get_price_earnings_ratio('^DJI') N/A So: How to ...
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Why would analysts recommend buying companies with negative net income?

Can anyone explain why some analysts recommend companies in the biopharmacy sector as a "buy" even though they have high R&D costs and no real profit? I followed three companies and I see the ...
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Yahoo Finance - Data inconsistencies between historic and current data

I am having trouble with what seems like an inconsistency of units with Yahoo Finance API data. The issue relates to whether I'm getting the current price or historic price. The current price is ...
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what is the timezone that yahoo uses for stock information

Sites such as yahoo show historical data for stocks. They show stocks for all different stock markets. When they show information for a day for example the hong kong stock market, are those dates ...
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Bond prices: Why is a high yield sometimes too good to be true?

Thank you for taking the time to explain me this. I'm looking at bonds prices at Yahoo Finance (see attached image) And it seems to good to be true: A-rated bonds at YTM rates of 11% and more. What ...
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Historical Stock Prices of delisted company [duplicate]

With services like Google Finance or Yahoo Finance it is very convenient to find the historical stock price metric of a listed company, but if the company is not listed, I can't find the data. For ...
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Sites to obtain historical chart of currency exchange rates?

Besides Yahoo Finance, is there any site where I can obtain history chart of currency exchange, for cross comparison purpose? (As I realize British Pound against my country currency is the lowest ...
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How do US companies release their public float share counts?

Looking at AAPL, how does Yahoo Finance calculate that today's float is 4.59B shares? I was hoping to find SEC filings from AAPL confirming this, but I can only conclude that the float was 5.20B back ...
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Does SPY option prices fluctuate as much as its underlying

In this link on SPY options the Chg column mostly shows 0.00. Does this mean option prices don't change much minute to minute unlike the underlying?
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Yahoo Finance not showing detailed information for foreign stocks

Since a few months, Yahoo's Finance section has stopped picking up some/all of the detailed information for foreign stocks. For example: General Electric's page - check the dividend yield line Bank ...