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# A price-weighted index consists of stocks A, B, and C which are priced at \$50, \$35,...

A price-weighted index consists of stocks A, B, and C which are priced at \$50, \$35, and \$15 a share, respectively. The current index divisor is 2.75. What will the new index advisor be if stock A undergoes a 5-for-1 stock split?

A. 0.40
B. 0.65
C. 1.00
D. 1.65

Before stock Split

 Stock Price A 50 B 35 C 15

Price weighted Index = Sum of the price of all the stocks/Divisor = (50+35+15)/2.75 = 36.3636363636364

After stock Split

 Stock Price A 10 B 35 C 15

5-for-1 stock split means that the one stock of A is split into 5 stock. Therefore, the new stock price of A is:

New price of stock A = \$50/5 = \$10

The price-weighted Index will not change, only the divisor will change

Price Weighted Index = Sum of prices of the stock/New Divisor = 36.3636363636364

60/New Divisor = 36.3636363636364

New Divisor = 60/36.3636363636364 = 1.65

Answer -> New Divisor = 1.65

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