Investor FAQ

Investor FAQ

What is the symbol for Allstate’s common stock and where is it traded?

The Allstate Corporation's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "ALL." Our common stock also is listed on the Chicago Stock Exchange.

When was Allstate’s initial public offering?

Allstate was founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Allstate became a publicly traded company in 1993 – which at that time was the largest initial public offering in the nation’s history. In 1995, Allstate became an independent company after Sears divested its remaining shares to Sears’ stockholders.

When was Allstate incorporated?

The Allstate Corporation was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on November 5, 1992 to serve as the holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. Its business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and other subsidiaries.

What is the CUSIP number for Allstate common stock?

The CUSIP number is 0200021014.

How can I find out about dividends on Allstate stock?

We announce dividends on common stock and preferred stock via news release. The dividend amounts, record and payable dates are posted on our Dividend History webpage.

How can I purchase Allstate’s common stock?

It can be purchased through a broker, bank or our transfer agent, which offers a direct purchase program.

Can I obtain stock certificates for Allstate common stock?

Our transfer agent can issue stock certificates to registered shareholders. However, we recommend that you hold your “registered” shares in book entry form. Book-entry ownership is more convenient for investors because it eliminates the risk of lost or stolen certificates and the cost to replace the lost or stolen certificates, and the sale or transfer of the stock is simplified.

Where are my stock certificates?

If you have chosen not to hold your shares in book entry form, your stock certificates are usually sent directly to you and should be kept in a secure place. It is also possible that your shares may be held with your stockbroker. If you determine that your stock certificates are lost, please contact our transfer agent for directions and the required forms to issue a replacement. Please note that there may be fees and surety premiums required to issue replacement certificates.

What is a transfer agent and how do I contact them?

A transfer agent is a regulated entity entrusted to maintain and administer the company's shareholder records. Our transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, can be reached by phone at (800) 355-5191 or (651) 450-4064 or by mail at P.O. Box 64854, St. Paul, MN 55164-0854.

Do you have a record of my trading activity in Allstate stock?

If you hold your shares through a broker, your broker should be able to provide that information. If you are a registered shareholder (in other words, you don’t hold Allstate stock through a broker), contact our transfer agent.

When does Allstate report quarterly earnings?

As a public company, Allstate is required to report quarterly financial earnings based on the guidelines set forth by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We issue a news release each quarter with the dates on which we intend to issue our earnings announcement and hold an investor call/webcast with investors. Our quarterly earnings news release and supplemental financial information is posted to our Financials webpage. Our annual report on Form 10-K or our quarterly report on Form 10-Q is filed with the SEC and posted to our SEC Filings webpage. A link to the webcast is posted on our Events & Presentations webpage and our investor relations homepage at

How can I be notified of Allstate’s SEC filings and other announcements or events?

Sign up for our investor Email Alerts, Newsroom Alerts, and/or Allstate Life Insurance Company SEC Alerts.

How can I find out more about Allstate’s preferred stock?

For information about Allstate’s preferred stock, contact your broker or visit our Preferred Stock webpage.