The SRC Book of 50-Year Historical Stock Charts – PLUS ChartScreen Online

The SRC Book of 50-Year Stock Historical Charts; 2-Volume Set covers nearly 700 companies – with each chart is on its own 8.5″ x 14″ (legal-size) page. The 50-year historical stock charts provide a clear view of fundamental performance including: price, earnings & dividend growth since 1968. See how each stock fared through the last eight recession and expansion periods.

For a complete listing of the companies covered in the print edition of The SRC Book of 50-Year Historical Stock Charts, you can Download the Index

ChartScreen’s Historical Stock Charts arre available on your PC, laptop, tablet and mobile device and provides daily updates for 2,200 equities.


Each of the three historical charts using 3M (MMM) as an example, shows the 25-Year, 35-Year and 50-Year Historical Charts respectively shown to the right side. Each chart provides the monthly price ranges, adjusted earnings, dividends, relative-to-market performance, moving average, and trading volumes. In addition, all data has been fully adjusted for stock splits and dividends. Key events in the company’s history are noted.

Monthly Price Ranges are read from the right scale. They represent the highest and lowest point reached. The horizontal cross bar indicated the last trade or closing price.

Adjusted Earnings are read from the left scale and have extraordinary items removed such as discontinued operations, restructuring charge tax benefit, non-recurring charges, investment gains & losses, giving you the clearest earnings performance possible.

Dividends are read from the left scale and are plotted on an annual basis. Dividends above or below the charts as well as specials, extras, irregular payments, etc. are noted.

Relative Performance Line is read from the right scale. This line indicates whether the stock is outperforming, lagging or keeping pace with the general market as represented by the S&P 500.

Growth Performance Measurement (GPM) is being provided in a block that appears in the top left corner of the company chart. The percent gain or loss for price, earnings, and dividends is shown for specific time periods as indicated by the number of years shown. The figures presented are average annual compounded percent return.

The Moving Average is plotted monthly and read from the right scale. This represents the average of the closing prices for the most recent 48 month period.

Recessionary periods are shaded grey.

Volume is plotted on an arithmetic scale at the bottom of each chart. The vertical bars indicate the number of shares traded each month. Thousands are indicated by a T at the top right of the volume scale, millions by an M and billions by a B.

Key Notations – Significant events in a company’s history, such as an acquisition, divestiture or stock split are indicated on the chart.

Capitalization figures shown at the bottom of each chart are based upon the company’s latest annual report.

Semi-logarithmic scale – SRC’s stock charts are plotted on uniform semi-log grids. This enables you to quickly compare percentage moves on one stock chart with any other.

Subscription Options

Stock Chart Books - The SRC Book of 50-Year Charts

Subscription options include:

  1. The 2018 print edition of the The Book of 50-Year Historical Stock Charts; 2-Volume Set.
  2. ChartScreen Online Service Only. With ChartScreen, all charts are updated each day, plus you can use ChartScreen’s powerful search & screening features to help you quickly find the stocks that fit your investing criteria. You can also create up to 50 portfolios. Best of all, each online chart is full-color and presentation-quality!
    • 2,200 Companies in the 25-Year Historical Stock Chart Format. To view the 25-Year DJIA Charts click here.
    • 1,400 Companies in the 35-Year Historical Stock Chart Format. To view the 35-Year DJIA Charts click here.
    • 900 Companies in the 50-Year Historical Stock Chart Format. To view the 50-Year DJIA Charts click here.
  3. MOST POPULAR – Both Nos. 1 and 2 above. The 2018 Book of 50-Year Historical Stock Charts; 2-Volume Set, and one year service to ChartScreen’s Online Historical Charts.