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Where can you look up historical stock prices?

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Websites such as MarketWatch.com and DailyFinance.com provide historical price values for stock listed on the major exchanges (Dow Jones, NASDAQ and others). Entering the stock ticker symbol and the desired date yields the value for that point in time.

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On the MarketWatch website, enter the ticker symbol and the day about which you want the information. For example, the symbol for Coca-Cola is KO; if you enter that symbol and a date, you see Coca-Cola's closing price, open, high, low and volume of shares for that day. A line graph shows the fluctuation of the price throughout the day. The number in bold in the upper left corner shows the most recent price – as far as the day you're making the search, not the historical information. The historical information is below.

On the DailyFinance website, you don't have the option of choosing a specific date in time. Instead, you have the choice of a line graph showing the fluctuation in price over different time ranges, from one day to three years. Check the box over Vs. S&P 500 to see how the price has compared over the chosen time period with the average performance of the Standard & Poor 500 index.

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