Lucent Stock History

alcatel-lucent_murray_hillMany people have Lucent-Alcatel, Avaya or Agere Stystems Stock which they previously obtained because they were shareholders of Lucent and or AT&T Corp. 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 Lucent 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. Additionally we provide some older (pre-1970 historical quotes to give some perspective


We present month by month Lucent Technologies Stock Prices from September 1996 through November 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 Lucent 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.

Lucent Technologies Selected Important Corporate Changes

09/30/1996Owners of AT&T Corp on 9/17/1996 received .32408 shares of Lucent Technologies for each share owned. If they owned less than 6 shares of AT&T they got a cash distribution. Their cost basis in the shares received was 27.99% of their previous cost basis in AT&T. Their basis in the remaining
AT&T shares was 72.01% of previous basis in AT&T
04/01/19982 for 1 Stock Split
04/01/19992 for 1 Stock Split
09/20/2000Spin-Off Avaya per 1 share of Lucent shareholders received .083333 shares of Avaya. Basis allocation 94.5240% Lucent and 5.4760% Avaya.
06/01/2002Shareholders of record on 05/03/2002 received .01077964 shares of Agere Systems Inc. Class A and .264563010 shares of Agere Systems Inc Class B for each share of Lucent Common owned. Basis allocation .7136% for Agere Class A, 17.54196% for Agere Class B, and 81.7445% for Lucent
11/30/2006Lucent Technologies Inc. Merged into Alcatel (NYSE symbol ALA). Lucent shareholders received .1952 shares of Alcatel for each share of Lucent common. Total Cost Basis dollars remain the same, however basis per share should be recalculated using the new number of shares.

* For a visual chart of these, visit Lucent Chart.

Lucent Technologies Helpful Links

Alcatel-Lucent Tax Basis Alcatel-Lucent Tax Basis
Avaya Spin-Off from LucentFor shareholders who acquired their Avaya stock from the Lucent Spin-off of September 30, 2000
Avaya Cash ConsiderationCash payout due to Mandatory exchange of Avaya Stock on October 26, 2007
Agere-LSI Mergerbasis for LSI common stock received in exchange for Agere common stock
Agere Reclassify and Reverse Split tax basis in their Agere Systems stock following the reclassification and reverse stock split in 2005