Gathering Share Price Data
Whilst it is easy to look up the share price of a company within the the Financial Times newspaper on one day, obtaining 10 years of data in this manner is not practical.
Specialised electronic databases make this task faster and easier, in addition to offering charts to give a relative performance measure. This could be against other companies (both displayed as an index, beginning at 100 for the time period specified) or against a price index which the company is part of (e.g. FTSE 100).
Useful library resources which can be used to obtain share price data include: Thomson One Banker, Datastream and Bloomberg. Click on the link below to display a ‘How to Research Share Price Information’ guide.
Where can I find historical stock prices? [FAQ answer updated 17 Jan 2011]