Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 4
To really figure out what the stock is worth, you would have to find all significant corporate events since the date of purchase. This would include spin-offs, re-capitalizations, dividends, etc. Ideally the investor relations department at the company should be able to do this for you, though with a long and colorful history, and a company that is struggling and no longer trading on the major exchanges, the company may not be able to help you out.

Sometimes it's amazing what you can find on the web just with Google.

For example, here is a source for old annual reports for US and Canadian companies, and Helm Resources is mentioned for the time frame 1983-1988:

You could pull their annual reports for these years to try and figure out what happened to the company after your father bought the stock in 1984-1985.

I also found Helm Resources stock certificates sold by Scripophily, in their "Rare, Autographs, Scandals, Misc" category, implying that there was some corporate drama at some point in the past:

This description mentions Helm Capital Group, which as others mentioned currently trades on the pink sheets as HCGI.PK. Here is their latest quarterly report, which includes a corporate address and phone number:

Incidentally here is a rather uncomplimentary article about the company dated today:

Anyway if you Google around for a while you can come up with all kinds of information...

Print the post  


In accordance with IRS Circular 230, you cannot use the contents of any post on The Motley Fool's message boards to avoid tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.