How Do I Find Old Shares?

Are shares still valid?

The first thing to do is to find out if the company on the share certificate is still trading.

Another way to check on a share certificate’s validity is to contact the company registrars whose name should be written on the certificate.

Companies use registrars to keep a record of who owns their shares..

How do I find a stock transfer agent?

In many cases, you can find the transfer agent for a certain company or stock by searching the company on OTCmarkets.com and selecting the Company Info tab for that company. You may also want to visit the company’s investor relations’ website, call the company directly, or ask your broker.

How do I recover lost shares?

Under this process, investors who did not claim dividends and whose dividends and possibly shares have been transferred to the IEPFA can register themselves on the www.iepf.gov.in. They can then file an application with the details of their dividends and comprehensive proof of their identity.

How do I find out what my old stock certificates are worth?

Determine the collectible value of your certificate if it no longer has stock value. A stock can have worth based on who signed it, historical interest, or the engraving. This value can be found by contacting dealers, researching libraries, or searching listings on eBay.

How do you find lost stocks?

If you are missing certificates, contact the issuing company, transfer agent or the stock brokerage where the shares were bought. Brokerage firms can research the history of shares traded in the account and certificates you think are lost, and they can also deal with the transfer agent on your behalf.

How do I find all my shares?

How to find lost dividends and sharesContact the relevant company.Contact the responsible state government department as the unclaimed monies may be either registered with that department or depending on the time that has lapsed, held by the department.More items…

How do I find out how many shares I own?

You can find the total number of shares in the shareholders’ equity section of a company’s balance sheet, which also summarizes the assets and liabilities. The numbers of authorized, issued and outstanding common shares are listed in this section, along with the number of preferred shares.

How do I find old stocks I own?

The best place to start is to check with the share registrar – the organisation that maintains the list of shareholders in a particular company – that is named on the certificate. There are three main registrars in the UK – Capita, Lloyds TSB and Computershare.

What does share certificate look like?

What does a share certificate look like? A typical share certificate is a rectangular document set out in landscape orientation. It states the date of issue and all relevant details that pertain to the shares that have been taken on a certain date by a particular shareholder.