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Knowledge Guide to Share Prices

Share prices are reported in numerous places, ranging from the market pages of broadsheets to individual company websites. This guide provides an in-depth guide to sources for current, historic and international share prices.

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When looking for share price information it is important to consider what figures you are looking for and whether or not the price you want is current or historic. For example do you want to know the average share price for the day? These are commonly reported in the national press such as the Financial Times newspaper. Perhaps you want the latest trade? This would be available on a number of internet share services. Or maybe you're seeking the volume traded? This is published in the Stock Exchange Daily Official List.

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Capital Gains Tax

The Capital Gains Tax page provides access to sources of information on shares of negligible value and the valuation of unquoted shares for tax purposes on the HM Revenue and Customs website.

Need to know a share price?

Due to licensing issues arising from changes to the format of the Stock Exchange Daily List (published by FT Interactive Data) the Library & Information Service is unable to provide historic share prices. However...

If you are based near the City of London...

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can use the Library & Information Service stock of print material such as back runs of newspapers to access share price information.

Non qualified users can visit the Library to consult our sources themselves on payment of our daily access fee - see Who can use the Library? for details.

If you would like to find out more about the information available from the Library and Information Service, or check the print sources we hold, please contact the Library & Information Service Enquiry Desk.

If you are based outside of London...

ICAEW members who require share price information can use this Knowledge Guide to find other web sites or services to access this information. Alternatively, you can of course visit suitable public reference libraries and obtain the information from sources such as the Stock Exchange Daily List and daily newspapers.

Need to know a dividend?

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can use the Library & Information Service to obtain information about UK and Irish Dividends, Unit Trust distributions, British government stocks, and capital histories. Members can request details of dividends over the telephone for free on +44 (0)20 7920 8620.

Can't find what you are looking for?

If you're having trouble finding the information you need, ask the Library & Information Service. Contact us by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by fax on +44 (0)20 7920 8621 or by email at library@icaew.com.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this Knowledge Guide is correct. However, the content of sites changes frequently and members should satisfy themselves that the information they contain is suitable for the purposes they wish to use it for. We would be grateful to receive notification of any links that do not work at the library email address above.

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