Bell South Stock History

att_midtown_center_atlantaMany people have AT&T Stock which they previously obtained because they were shareholders of Bell South.  Consequently, they need to find their cost basis and find historical stock price to calculate their cost or basis in it and to calculate their Capital Loss or Gain for income tax purposes. Additionally, you can find very little data available on the internet concerning Bell South stock history. We put together theses charts to help them. We researched the prices carefully. Use these at your own risk. 

 General Info

On this current page we show a summary of important corporate changes such as mergers, stock-splits, and share exchange factors. You can get a good summary overview of information affecting your cost basis in this stock by reviewing this chart.


We present Month by Month Bell South Prices from 1984 thru August 2006. In addition we provide Prices at month-end for each year referenced. We derived Stock Prices from archived issues of the NY Times, Standard and Poor’s Stock Price Record, Yahoo Finance historical quotes, and  from various Shareholder Services pages available on the internet from surviving companies. In addition we provide additional external sources at the bottom of this page as Helpful Links Prices are at end of month for year referenced and are not adjusted for splits

Cost Basis Ref-Sheet

The ref-sheet shows you the Date and amount of Dividends paid and the price of Bell South stock and when the dividend was paid. The ref-sheet also shows you information on mergers stock split and spin-offs.  We built the Ref-Sheet as a handy sheet to assist you when you are trying to find the effect of dividends on your cost basis calculations.

Bell South Corp Selected Important Corporate Changes

01/01/1984Owners of AT&T on 12/31/1983 received 1/10 share of Bell South for every share of AT&T held. Their cost basis in the shares was deemed to be 13.5319% of their previous cost basis in AT&T.
05/22/19843 for 1 Stock Split
02/23/19873 for 2 Stock Split
04/04/1989Merged in Mobile Communications Corp of America. Shareholders of which received .702 shares of Bell South for each share of their company.
11/08/19952 for 1 Stock Split
12/24/19982 for 1 Stock Split
05/28/1997Merged in Wireless Cable of Atlanta Inc. Shareholders of which received .483 shares of Bell South for each share of their company.
12/29/2006Acquired by AT&T. Shareholders of Bell South received 1.325 shares of AT&T for each share of Bell South.

 *For a visual chart of AT&T Inc. /Southwestern Bell/SBC corporate changes, visit  AT&T Inc Chart.

Bell South Helpful Links

Bell South Wikipedia ArticleArticle with Organization and History information about Bell South

AT&T Inc Helpful Links

AT&T Inc Investor Relations Historical QuotesAT&T Inc Investor relations website. Careful most everything is split adjusted. Also has data for Ameritech, AT&T Corp (old), BellSouth, Pacific Telesis, and SNET