SCOB is a RESEARCH CENTRE founded at the University of Antwerp (BELGIUM). SCOB was founded in 1999 when we obtained the official price lists of the Brussels Stock Exchange (Euronext Brussels by now). Besides the price lists and a lot of archives of the Brussels Stock Exchange SCOB succeeded in obtaining the price lists and archives of the Antwerp Stock Exchange (1844-2002), as well as the archives of the Liège Stock Exchange and the Ghent Stock Exchange (1902-1992).
We started digitalizing stock exchange information in 1999. By now, SCOB has finished digitalizing the historical data of the Brussels Stock Exchange for data series going back to 1832. These data are continuously updated. Data include monthly prices, full dividend information (amount, ex-coupon day), number of stocks, all kind of capital operations (stock splits, reverse splits ...). Besides stock exchange information we are adding accounting data and additional business information on all stock quoted companies (take-overs, mergers and demergers, ...).
The main goal of SCOB is to study the financial data and history of the Belgian Stock Exchanges and the companies listed on it. Several publications are by now realised (View some example graphs composed by querying the SCOB database).
SCOB is an interdisciplinary initiative of several departments of the University of Antwerp (Economics, History and Computer Sciences).
More information about SCOB can be found here.