How do I find out if I own stock in a company?
If you bought the security through a brokerage firm, contact the firm and ask if they have a record of your ownership.
The firm would have purchased the stock for your account either in your name or the firm’s name.
Either way, the brokerage firm may have a record of the purchase..
How do I find out how many shares I own?
Divide the total value of your investment in the company by the current value of the stock. This is the number of shares you own of the stock. Walk through an example. If you own $500 worth of stock and the current share price of the stock is $50 then you own 100 shares of stock ($500/$50).
How do I find out if a stock certificate is worth anything?
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 I find a dead stock?
Sometimes an owner dies and his or her heirs fail to claim assets left to them because they don’t know about the inheritance. To search for these assets, go to www.missingmoney.com, which you can also reach by typing www.unclaimed.org and clicking on the MissingMoney.com link.