Anyone want to know about the real IPO price? Go to Historical Prices on the left column and put in the date Dec. 16, 1991 for both blanks. What you get is this:
Prices Date Open High Low Close Volume Adj Close* Dec 16, 1991 16.38 18.58 16.38 17.61 143,667,200 0.49 * Close price adjusted for dividends and splits.
The closing price per share on opening day was $17.61. The adjusted price given the dividends and splits since then is $0.49 per share. That means if you bought 1,000 shares on Dec. 16, 1991 at the adjusted price you would have paid $490. And if you sold today at $54 a share, your profit would be $53,510.