How to tell quicken that a security with two different names is the same security?

jason.jagerjason.jager Member
edited July 2018 in Investing (Windows)
I recently recorded the Alcoa spinoff in my account and during the process I named my new Alcoa shares 'ALCOA INC' with the ticker symbol AA.  Before I recorded this spinoff, my Alcoa shares were named 'AA' with the ticker symbol AA.

Now, when downloading brokerage transactions, I get a securities in Quicken do not match the securities at my brokerage notice as follows:

Shares AA reported by brokerage - 100    Shares in Quicken - 0
Share ALCOA INC reported by brokerage - 0   Share in Quicken 100

How do I tell Quicken that these are in fact the same security?  In my securities list, both securities have the ticker symbol AA.  I tried renaming the 'ALCOA INC' security back to 'AA' but I get a 'you already have a security by that name, choose another name' notice.

How can I fix this?  

Thanks.

Comments

  • Quicken DaveQuicken Dave Member
    edited September 2017
    Hi Jason,

    I'm sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. To help us provide the most appropriate response, please let us know which Quicken product (QWin or QMac) and what version (2016, 2017, etc.) you are using. Also, are you using the US version of Quicken or Quicken Canada?

    Thanks,
    Dave
  • jason.jagerjason.jager Member
    edited July 2018
    Hello, 

    I'm using Quicken 2014 Premier Release R 9 (23.1.9.3) on Windows 7 in the US.
  • fanfarefanfare Member
    edited August 2017
    Undo your recently recorded spinoff records.
    Then
    1) reenter using the name AA ,not Alcoa
    OR
    2) change the name of the security from AA to Alcoa
    and then redo your spinoff records as you did it the first time.
  • mshigginsmshiggins SuperUser
    edited March 2017
    You may find this discussion about the Alcoa corporate action elucidating.



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  • Gary KelleherGary Kelleher Member
    edited August 2017
    fanfare said:

    Undo your recently recorded spinoff records.
    Then
    1) reenter using the name AA ,not Alcoa
    OR
    2) change the name of the security from AA to Alcoa
    and then redo your spinoff records as you did it the first time.

    This answer helped me. But, rather than redoing the spinoff, you can go to the Security Detail view of the security in Quicken.  From there, double click each transaction to edit and change the security to the brokerage security.
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