"NOTE: The Closing Price, Day's High, Day's Low, and Day's Volume have been adjusted to account for any stock splits and/or dividends which may have occurred for this security since the date shown above.
The Actual Price is not adjusted for splits or dividends.
The Split Adjustment Factor is a cumulative factor which encapsulates all splits since the date shown above."
The data I have is the dollar value of the basis on the day of inheritance.
I'm trying to figure out the number of shares that represented at the time, so I can enter the data into our Vanguard account info line. It wants Quantity, Date Acquired, Cost Per Share.
The Split Adjustment Factor is stated to be 2:1.
The Closing Price is stated to be $36.50
So should I use 2 x $36.50 = $73.00 as the inherited price? Or the other way around: 1/2 x $36.50 ?
EDIT 1: More confusion. Just found a scrap of a note saying that at some point the broker told me a price and number of shares and total value. They add up price x shares = value, but the price is $24.52.
That guy was let go during the recession, and I moved the stock to Vanguard... so I don't know how I can go back and get that brokerage to figure it out... Besides, at the time of inheritance it was a brokerage that went under & was bought by UBS at some point...
EDIT 2: Crap. The dollar figures for "basis" given by that broker -- for all the stocks, not just the example above -- include the full-service broker fees... so I have no way to back calculate the price per share using the closing price...
The earliest statement I have is about 4 months after the inheritance date... quarterly dividends had been reinvested... monthly on the bond fund...
Maybe the best I can do is use that first statement showing a dollar value & number of shares & current value?
Then there is the fund that seems to have changed its name since then...
EDIT 4: That STUPID broker. He didn't give me the cost basis; he gave me the values on the day my wife changed the account from her name only to a joint account, to which they assigned a new account number. So I got nuthin... This happened near the bottom in 2008; the values are waaay below their actual 1999 values. Damn !!!!!
And the data in the Vanguard account dated as being acquired in 1999 is actually that 2008 data for shares & value.
EDIT 3: Vanguard cost basis wrong...
I clicked on the detail for this fund. It shows a number of shares and a price on the inheritance date in 1999.
Then it shows a line for every month, reinvesting dividends.
A) it starts in Dec 2005. Where are all the other months since 1999 ?
B) the Cost Per Share is always the same as the 1999 inheritance date price. That is wrong; I'm looking at the printed statements.
Going back only to 2005 seems to correspond to when UBS took over Paine Webber. They lost the data ???
I have no clue about why the price is wrong.
I really want to SELL these things, but I need to know the cost basis first !!!
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