Economic and Financial Data: Stock Prices

Introduction

This page provides information where one can find and download stock prices. 

Databases

Eikon with Datastream   

The EIKON with Datastream database is located at the Footscray Park Campus Library on PC SFPP226-24. This PC is only available to Eikon with Datastream users and not available to students/staff for other PC bookings. It is advisable you book the PC http://mypc.library.vu.edu.au/cire/login.aspx
before using the database, do the training:

https://training.refinitiv.com/eikon/

https://training.refinitiv.com/datastream/

Other VU Library databases that may provide you with the information you require. For example:.

Orbis (Bureau van Dijkwill provide you with detailed time series company information.

Business Source Complete will provide you with company information, company profiles, industry reports, financial data, country reports, market research reports, investment research reports and SWOT analysis.

Business Market Research Collection This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.

 

Web-based Resources

Yahoo Finance

For historical prices, one can download the data into a MS Excel file that may include date, open price, high price, low price, close price, trading volume and adjusted for dividend and split close price. The date range and the frequency of datacan be set i.e. daily, weekly and  monthly. 

The prices can be downloaded into a MS Excel file.

Through Yahoo Finance website one cannot download the data for more than one company at the same time. Fortunately, Stata users can do this through two commands fetchyahooquotes and fetchyahookeystats

See Dicle and Levendis. 2011. Importing financial dataThe Stata Journal, Vol. 11, Number 4, pp. 620-626. If you find any difficulties downloading this article, please contact Research Ambassador support (seekvu@vu.edu.au)