Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016     Views: 40

Bloomberg, available in Lippincott Library and Huntsman Hall, can perform a Total Return Analysis for a security. Type the company's ticker symbol, hit the yellow EQUITY key, type TRA then hit GO. To compare an equity's total return against an index, type the company's ticker symbol, hit EQUITY, type COMP, then hit GO.

Log into WRDS using your Wharton username and password, and choose CRSP. Daily and monthly stock files and indices from December 1925 -- present. The files are updated annually.

LSPD (London Share Price Database) also in WRDS provides comprehensive coverage of total returns on UK stocks incorporating dividends and capital changes.  Includes companies that survived or died from 1955 to date.  For more information on this database, take a look at our blog post titled London Stock Price Database on WRDS

Look at the books from Ibbotson Associates: Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation - Classic Edition HG4915 I362 and Stocks, Bonds, Bills, and Inflation - Valuation Edition HG4028 V3S86. Latest editions are at the Lippincottt Reference Desk.