A stock had the following year-end prices and dividends:
Year | Price | Dividend | ||||
0 | $ | 59.35 | — | |||
1 | 69.86 | $ | 1.19 | |||
2 | 62.18 | 1.43 | ||||
3 | 71.30 | 1.54 | ||||
What was the arithmetic average return for the stock?
11.63%
9.30%
15.18%
15.27%
8.49%
Yearly Return = [(Change in Share Price + Dividend per share) / Share Price at the Beginning] x 100
Year 1 Return
Year 1 Return = [{($69.86 - $59.35) + $1.19} / $59.35] x 100
= [($10.51 + $1.19) / $59.35] x 100
= [$11.70 / $59.35] x 100
= 19.71%
Year 2 Return
Year 2 Return = [{($62.18 – 69.86) + $1.43} / $69.86] x 100
= [(-$7.68 + 1.43) / $69.86] x 100
= [-$6.25 / 69.86] x 100
= -8.95%
Year 3 Return
Year 3 Return = [{($71.30 – 62.18) + $1.54} / $62.18] x 100
= [($9.12 + 1.54) / $62.18] x 100
= [$10.66 / $62.18] x 100
= 17.14%
Arithmetic average return for the stock
Arithmetic average return for the stock = Total Return / Number of years
= [$19.71% - 8.95% + 17.14%] / 3 Years
= 27.91% / 3 Years
= 9.30%
“Therefore, the Arithmetic average return for the stock would be 9.30%”
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