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Where can I source the historical PE ratio and dividend yield for individual stocks?

On paper, you could take this from Shares magazine tables section, which goes back years and was the Stock Exchange Journal before that.

The best source I know on the Internet is to the Finance section and there you can get up to 10 years history for any company. The URL is

There are some software packages that come with a facility to download this data. Have a look at