Sears Roebuck and Co.


   
Many people have old Sears Roebuck stock and need to find their cost basis and find historical stock price was when they bought it.   There is very little data available on the internet concerning this.  These charts were put together to help them. We researched the prices carefully, however, use these at your own risk.

   

General Info

- This currently open page. Includes a summary of important corporate changes, especially affecting cost basis.  Also some older (pre-1970 historical quotes to give some perspective.

   

Prices

- Month by Month Sears Stock Prices from 1970 thru re-organization in 2005.  Prices are at end of month or year referenced and not adjusted for splits.

   

Cost Basis Ref-Sheet

- Date and amount of Dividends paid and the price of Sears stock when the dividend was paid as well as stock split and spin-offs. All organized in a handy sheet.
Date
Action
10/01/1945
Stock Split 4 for 1
11/23/1955
Stock Split 3 for 1
02/11/1965
Stock Split 2 for 1
05/02/1977
Stock Split 2 for 1
12/31/1981
Merger with Coldwell Banker. Shareholders of Coldwell, Banker & Co. received
2.463 shares of Sears Roebuck & Co for each share of  Coldwell, Banker &
Co.
12/31/1981
Merger with Dean Witter Reynolds Organization Inc. Shareholders of Dean
Witter received 3.11 shares of Sears, Roebuck and Co for each share of Dean
Witter.
06/30/1993
Spin-Off DWR. Basis Allocation 73.5570% Sears, 26.4430 DWR.
06/30/1995
Spin-Off Allstate. Basis Allocation 53.8107% Sears, 46.1893% Allstate.
03/25/2005
Sears/Kmart merger -  0.5sh Sears Holdings for 1 sh Sears. Sears
shareholders had the option of taking .5 shares of Sears Holding Corp, or $50
cash, or a combination of stock and cash. If they took a combination, there
was a stock election proration factor of 62.95% that limited the distribution
ratio of stock vs cash.
06/30/2007
Discover Fin'l Svcs Spin-Off from DeanWitter. Basis Allocation 83.51% Morgan
Stanley, 16.49% Discover Fin'l Svcs
12/30/2011
Sears Holdings Spins-off Orchard Hardware Stores Corporation.Owners of
Every 22.14177 shares of Sears Holdings common stock at 12/16/2011
received 1 share of OSH class A Common Stock AND 1 Share of OSH Series
A Preferred Stock. Cash was paid in lieu of fractional shares. For basis
allocations see Sears-Orchard Supply Form 8937 this is also simplified on our
cost-basis-chart site on the Sears Chart.

Sears Selected Important Corporate Changes

Sears Roebuck Older Year-end Stock Quotes

Sears Helpfull Links

Year Dividend Year Dividend Year Dividend Year Dividend
1969 751/2 1959 50 1949 441/8 1939 851/8
1968 623/4 1958 393/4 1948 391/8 1938 731/4
1967 571/8 1957 251/4 1947 373/4 1937 541/2
1966 475/8 1956 281/2 1946 387/8 1936 847/8
1965 647/8 1955 365/8 1945 361/4 1935 653/4
1964 1307/8 1954 761/2 1944 105 1934 395/8
1963 93 1953 611/4 1943 89 1933 423/4
1962 771/4 1952 601/2 1942 617/8 1932 191/8
1961 883/8 1951 56 1941 513/4 1931 33   
1960 563/4 1950 441/8 1940 781/8 1930 441/8
Official Sears History Sears Wikipedia Article

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