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Holding Period and Stock Returns

Sarah purchased 100 shares of General Electric stock of at a price of $58.24 three months ago. She sold all stocks today for $62.86. During the year the stock paid dividends of $2.45 per share. What is Sarah's holding period return?

Mary purchased 200 shares of Harley Davidson Co. stock of at a price of $95.72 six months ago. She sold all stocks today for $95.42. During the year the stock paid dividends of $4.12 per share. What is Mary's holding period return?

You purchased 250 shares of General Motors stock of at a price of $89.58 two years ago. You sold all stocks today for $80.50. During this period the stock paid dividends of $5.94 per share. What is your annualized holding period return (annual percentage rate)?

You purchased 300 shares of General Electric stock of at a price of $78.73 four years ago. You sold all stocks today for $63.65. During that period the stock paid dividends of $2.67 per share. What is your annualized holding period return (annual percentage rate)?

John purchased 100 shares of Black Forest Inc. stock of at a price of $151.68 three months ago. He sold all stocks today for $158.67. During this period the stock paid dividends of $6.98 per share. What is John's annualized holding period return (annual percentage rate)?

John purchased 100 shares of SoftDrink Co. stock at a price of $70.99 three months ago. He sold all stocks today for $69.88. During that period the stock paid dividends of $4.57 per share. What is John's effective annual rate?

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1 Sarah purchased 100 shares of General Electric stock of at a price of $58.24 three months ago. She sold all stocks today for $62.86. During the year the stock paid dividends of $2.45 per share. What is Sarah's holding period return?

No of shares= 100

Selling price per share= $62.86
Purchase price per share= $58.24
Capital Gains= $4.62 = $62.86 - $58.24

Capital Gains Yield= 7.93% = $4.62 / $58.24

Dividend per share= $2.45
Dividend Yield= 4.21% = $2.45 / $58.24

Holding Period Return = Capital Gains Yield + Dividend Yield= 12.14% = 7.93% + 4.21%

(Note, since we are calculating rates, return per share would be the same as return per hundred shares)

Purchase price for 100 shares= $5,824 = 100 x $58.24
Capital Gains for 100 shares= $462 = 100 x $4.62
Dividends for 100 shares= $245 = 100 x $2.45

Capital Gains Yield= 7.93% = $462. / $5,824.
Dividend Yield= 4.21% = $245. / $5,824.
Holding Period Return = 12.14% = 7.93% + 4.21%

Answer: Holding Period Return= 12.14%

2 Mary purchased 200 shares of Harley Davidson Co. stock of at a price of $95.72 six months ago. She sold all stocks today for $95.42. During the year the stock paid dividends of $4.12 per share. What is Mary's holding period return?

No of shares= 200

Selling price per share= $95.42
Purchase price per share= $95.72
Capital Gains/ Loss= ($0.30) = $95.42 - $95.72

Capital Gains Yield= -0.31% = -$.3 / $95.72

Dividend per share= $4.12
Dividend Yield= 4.30% = $4.12 / $95.72

Holding Period Return = Capital Gains Yield + Dividend Yield= 3.99% = -.31% + 4.3%

(Note, since we are calculating rates, return per share would be the same as return per hundred ...

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