Answered By: Business Information Services
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2017     Views: 9

For historical betas use Bloomberg, located in the Margolis Market Information Lab (MIL) at the Business Instructional Facility (BIF).

  • Type the company's ticker symbol.
  • Then hit the EQUITY key.
  • Type BETA.

Also go to WRDS, located in the Margoils Market Information Lab (MIL) at the Business Instructional Facility (BIF)

  • Click on CRSP
  • Select Indices and Deciles
  • Select Portfolio Assignments
  • Step One: Choose a Year-end Beta Assignment
  • Step Two: Choose a Date Range
  • Step Three: Enter a Ticker Symbol
  • Step Four: Choose Beta Value (BETAV) and Date
  • Submit your request
  • Betas are available back to 1962

Also see Value Line

For betas dating before 1997, see Value Line in microform:

  • MFICHE 332.605 VALE in Oak Street (going back to 1980)
  • FILM 332.605 VAL in the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (1953, 1969-1979)

Also, see Global Financial Data (GFD)

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