I got granted shares in an internet company way back in 2002, before the company went public. It’s something I’d completely forgotten about.
Today, I happened to be poking around old email on an account I no longer use, and ran across the email granting me the stock. A whopping six shares. So I looked up the company, and lo and behold, they’re public!
Good news: the shares are trading at around $23 today.
Bad news: in April of last year, the shares were trading at $101.
So much for my get-rich-by-acquiring-stock-then-forgetting-about-it scheme. The timing was a little off.