Bell Atlantic Stock History

bell-atlantic-tower Many people have Verizon Stock which they previously obtained because they were shareholders of Bell Atlantic Corp, NYNEX, Metro Mobile, or GTE. Consequently, they need to find their cost basis and find historical stock price to calculate their cost or basis in it and to calculate their Capital Loss or Gain for income tax purposes. Additionally, you can find very little data available on the internet concerning Bell Atlantic Stock History. We put together theses charts to help them. We researched the prices carefully. Use these at your own risk. 


General Info

On this current page we show a summary of important corporate changes such as mergers, stock-splits and share exchange factors. You can get a good summary overview of information affecting your cost basis in this stock by reviewing this chart.


We present Month by Month Bell Atlantic Stock Prices from January 1984 through August 2011. In addition, we provide prices at month-end for each year referenced. We derived Stock Prices from archived issues of the NY Times, Standard and Poor’s Stock Price Record, Yahoo Finance historical quotes, and  from various Shareholder Services pages available on the internet from surviving companies. Additionally, we provide additional external sources at the bottom of this page as Helpful Links.

Cost Basis Ref-Sheet

The ref-sheet shows you the Date and amount of Dividends paid and the price of Bell Atlantic stock when the dividend was paid. The ref-sheet also shows you information on mergers stock split and spin-offs.  We built the Ref-Sheet as a handy sheet to assist you when you are trying to find the effect of dividends on your cost basis calculations.

Bell Atlantic/Verizon Corp Selected Important Corporate Changes*

01/01/1984Owners of AT&T on 12/31/1983 received 1/10 of a share of Bell Atlantic for each share of AT&T held. Their basis in those shares was deemed to be 10.4884% of their previous basis in AT&T.
04/17/19862 for 1 Stock Split
05/01/19902 for 1 Stock Split
04/30/1992Merged in Metro Mobile CTS, Inc. Shareholders of which received .5193 shares of Bell Atlantic for each share of their company.
08/14/1997Merged in NYNEX. Shareholders of NYNEX received .768 shares of Bell Atlantic for each share of NYNEX.
06/29/19982 for 1 Stock Split
06/30/2000Acquired GTE, Shareholders of GTE received 1.22 shares of BellAtlantic/Verizon for each share of GTE.
09/22/2000Changed name to Verizon
01/06/2006Acquired MCI, Shareholders of MCI received .5743 shares of Verizon for each share of MCI. note: MCI's predecessor company - WorldCom Inc. shares were dissolved on 4/20/2004.
11/01/2006Spin-Off Idearc, Verizon Shareholders received 1 share of Idearc for every 20 shares of Verizon.
03/31/2008Spin-Off Fairpoint Comm Inc., Verizon Shareholders received 1 share of Fairpoint Comm Inc. for every 53.0245 shares of Verizon. Fairpoint filed for bankruptcy on 10/26/2009, as a consequence, Verizon shareholders lost their shares they had received in the intial spin-off.
07/01/2010Spin-Off Frontier Inc, Verizon Shareholders received 1 share of Frontier Inc. for every 4.165977 shares of Verizon.

* For a visual chart of Verizon/Bell Atlantic changes, visit  Verizon Charts.

Bell Atlantic Useful Links

Verizon Stock PricesVerizon Investor Relations Stock Information.
Verizon Dividend HistoryVerizon Dividend History