As of 2014, stock history for Microsoft Corporation, trading under the symbol MSFT, is available on the company's website as well as on financial websites, such as Yahoo! Finance, Morningstar and Nasdaq. These websites also provide performance statistics, analysis and financial reports regarding Microsoft stock.
Most websites offering historical MSFT prices give the option to download data in spreadsheet formats. Microsoft went public on March 13, 1986, opening at $21 per share. Traded on the Nasdaq stock market, Microsoft offers a direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan through American Stock Transfer. Individual shares can be purchased through local and online investment firms, such as ShareBuilder and E-Trade.