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I use it for charts of British company prices
Click here for UK price charts
For charts of US companies, I used to like the following. If it doesn't work when you try it, I'd suggest the Yahoo quotes service. Once you have the period set to whatever you want, just edit the stock ticker part of the "http://...." string to get a similar chart for a different company. I've set it up with IBM as an example. This site uses a logarithmic scale for the price axis... if one cm at the bottom of the chart means that the price has risen 10%, then one cm at the top will mean another 10% rise. A straight line on the chart means a constant growth rate, e.g. (don't we wish) at, say, six months' intervals: $2,$4,$8,$16 (doubling in each time period).
Click here for IBM chart
Help, please? Do you know of a good site for earnings estimates for US companies? I'm looking for something which is free, doesn't require registrations or force cookies on me, and will give me actual earnings for the most recent fully reported year and estimates for the next three.
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I'm a (generally) happy Compuserve customer. One of the things I used to use there EVERY weekday was a service to check Wall Street stock prices. A quick and easy routine fetched Hi/Lo/Close/Volume figures for me, records them in datafiles (one for each company), and presents the information in a spreadsheet.
The same product used to be available free to the internet community. It is not perfect... but it does a good job for me. (And, just to brag for a moment, it lets me see easily that when I first wrote this, the gain on things I sold Jly'96-May'97 would have been 28%, whereas the gain in things I bought over that period was 52%) The program was free, and access to the quotes server is free. It was offered by Wall St Access, sadly, they no longer offer anything similar even to their clients.
I have been using Personal Stock Tracker Gold from www.dtlink.com for about 8 weeks, and think it will be a satisfactory replacement. See more about this at my main investor's page.
If you used Stocktracker (via Compuserve), you 'collected' files with price & volume histories on your hard disc. I have a program which will display the histories of up to 48 companies at once.
Click here to look at information about that, and another for a quick look at chart and table of recent results of one company. (You see some interesting patterns if you plot related companies together with my MultiChart program, e.g. SLB, HAL and PTEN together. They are all in oilfield services, but range from the "great grand-daddy" to a little upstart.)
I'm told that there is a 'Stock Quotes' button at
Yahoo which gives access to 5yr histories, news releases, EDGAR filings, etc, free.
For web sites where you can get quotes on some or all of the various European stock exchanges: London, Copenhagen, etc, try
Charts of US companies...
I'm told that with the following you can set up preferences to give you daily quotes for any month. The site pushed a lot of cookies at me and wasn't easy to follow when I didn't download graphics.
Click here for investor.msn.com
Someone asked in a usergroup where he could find historical stock data with OPEN, HIGH, LOW, CLOSE data in Excel format. He hoped to generate candle stick charts. He was referred to Wall Street Analyst (about $45) said to have a great historical database. Historical data for US and Canadian stocks, plus mutual funds. You also get a technical analysis program. I'm afraid the URL/ FTP got lost somewhere along the line. Maybe someone could find it with www.filez.com, and let me know?
'The' Financial Times (London, of course) has a website. (It can give you stock prices, among other things.)
Click here for the FT site.
Earnings estimates, in charts available for over 3,800 companies and over 100 indices, updated weekly. Prices given include the current delayed quote. Free at MarketPlayer
You can get free stock quotes, charts, news headlines, company profiles, company research reports, and info on options, currencies, futures and the markets from
PC Quote . You must sign up for MarketSmart Delayed for delayed quotes or MarketSmart real-time for real-time quotes (real time costs a fee required by each exchange you wish to get real-time quotes from).
With this service you can also maintain five portfolios of up to 20 symbols each for free, or you can play Final Bell, located on the home page, that is a trading simulator (sort of a stock market game).
Historical financials on companies listed on the London Stock Exchange: Go to
http://www.corporateinformation.com/ukcorp.html From there, pick up the link to Hemmington Scott's UK Equities Direct. It has summary financials for the last four or five years.
Quotes and 52 week highs, etc... (No charts, I think)
20 minute delayed stock quotes, but free:
For links to daily closing prices and yields of stocks, NOT graphs visit
Several historical data sites are listed at:
Free historical data of NASDAQ prices, exportable to Metastock and txt available at..
[TKB comment: If you are after something more complex, using software in your machine to automate some routine downloads, you might be interested in the following. This was snipped from atgsystems site...]
Open Dialog Quotes. This is a FREE service. With Open Dialog Quotes you can:
See stock prices change in real-time on the screen during trading hours. (20 minutes delayed)
Create your own custom portfolio. Calculate profit/ loss for each stock on-the-fly. Calculate profit/ loss for the portfolio on-the-fly. Calculate total net worth on-the-fly. Customize the display by selecting from the following fields: open, high, low, last, previous, change, volume, size, time, indication, eps, shares, cost, value, and p/l. To run Open Dialog Quotes you need: 1) Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 3.1(with Win32s) 2) A direct non-proprietary Internet connection. (not AOL, WebTV, etc.) 3) Open Dialog client software which is available FREE! (end snipped material)