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PROBLEM #1

Prepare a stockholders' equity section. Financial Accounting

E11-8 Wells Fargo & Company, headquartered in San Francisco, is one of the nation's largest financial institutions. It reported the following selected accounts (in millions) as of December 31, 2004.

Retained earnings \$27,143
Preferred stock 270
Common stock-\$1_
par value, authorized 6,000,000,000 shares;
issued 1,736,381,025 shares 2,894
Treasury stock-41,789,388 shares (2,247)

Instructions
1. Prepare the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet for Wells Fargo as of December 31, 2004.

2. Comment on how this information is important to the company accounting reports and any other general comment to learn understand this concept.

PROBLEM #2

Prepare a stockholders' equity section. Financial Accounting

E11-10 The following accounts appear in the ledger of Sycamore Inc. after the books are closed at December 31, 2007.
Common Stock (no-par, \$1 stated value, 400,000 shares authorized,
200,000 shares issued) \$ 200,000
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Stated Value-Common Stock 1,200,000
Preferred Stock (\$50 par value, 8%, 40,000 shares authorized, 12,000
shares issued) 600,000
Retained Earnings 900,000
Treasury Stock (10,000 common shares) 64,000
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par Value-Preferred Stock 24,000
Reporting and Analyzing Stockholders' Equity
Instructions
1. Prepare the stockholders' equity section at December 31, assuming \$100,000 of retained
earnings is restricted for plant expansion. (Use Note R.)

Note R: Retained earnings is restricted for the cost of treasury stock, \$80,000.

2. Comment on what makes this problem different from problem #1 and any other general comment to learn understand this concept.

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E11-8 Wells Fargo & Company, headquartered in San Francisco, is one of the nation's largest financial institutions. It reported the following selected accounts (in millions) as of December 31, 2004.

Retained earnings \$27,143 ...

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## Preparing the Stockholder's Equity Section in a Balance Sheet

Witt Corporation received its charter during January 2014. The charter authorized the following capital stock:

Preferred stock: 10 percent, par \$10, authorized 21,000 shares
Common stock: par \$8, authorized 50,000 shares.

During 2014, the following transactions occurred in the order given:

a. Issued a total of 40,000 shares of the common stock to the four organizers at \$12 per share.
b. Sold 5,500 shares of the preferred stock at \$16 per share.
c. Sold 3,000 shares of the common stock at \$15 per share and 1,000 shares of the preferred stock at \$26.
d. Net income for the year was \$96,000.

Required:

Prepare the Stockholders' Equity section of the balance sheet at December 31, 2014.
See attached file for additional information.

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