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    Compute the Five-year average return: Wal-Mart, Citigroup, Microsoft, DELL Inc., and General Electric

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    Select six securities and determine the five-year average return for each one of your selected securities. Those can be based on the following organizations: Wal-Mart, Citigroup, Microsoft, DELL Inc., and General Electric.

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    The average return can be found using historical prices find at Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com).

    I looked up the price of each stock in your list for July 2001 (5 years ago) and the current price. The average return is found using the following method. Let's start with Microsoft (stock symbol: MSFT)

    Price in July 2001: $28.78 (this is the "Adjusted Close", which adjusts for the effect of splits and ...

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