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The stock was split into two share classes, the series that you might be looking for is under the ticker GOOGL.


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I think this question has been answered here before (regarding yahoo finance & historical data). Most free providers of historical data do not take the time to go back & $fix$ the data discrepancies such as the one you ran into. I believe they just collect/update data as it comes I.e. Stock splits, dividend payments. However, the Adjusted Close ...


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From Yahoo! Finance Help The Beta used is Beta of Equity. Beta is the monthly price change of a particular company relative to the monthly price change of the S&P500. The time period for Beta is 3 years (36 months) when available. Source: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/finance/SLN2347.html?impressions=true (+Stock Price History)


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Beta calculation varies quite a bit as you've already noted. Using monthly or weekly closing prices is fairly common though; I don't know of anyone who uses daily prices. Yahoo gets its data from CapitalIQ so you may want to look over there. Good luck!


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They split the company into two: ABT and ABBV. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2012/10/17/a-less-acquisitive-abbott-labs-will-split-in-two-come-january/


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some links which might help you http://quant.caltech.edu/historical-stock-data.html In the quantmod R package ,the split information is in the "Dividend Only" CSV: http://ichart.finance.yahoo.com/x?s=IBM&a=00&b=2&c=1962&d=04&e=25&f=2011&g=v&y=0&z=30000


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Errors in some data can cause the calculation to go awry. For EPD, I have reported that they believe the stock had a 2:1 split on August 21, 2014 and on August 22, 2014. Only one of these splits occurred, so all the split adjusted data is off by a factor of 2 before the split that did not happen. I reported this error in August, but in November I noticed ...



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