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# Tom purchased 100 shares of Dalia Co. stock at a price of \$123.61 four months ago....

Tom purchased 100 shares of Dalia Co. stock at a price of \$123.61 four months ago. He sold all stocks today for \$125.48. During the year the stock paid dividends of \$6.31 per share. What is Tom’s effective annual rate?

Dalia Co. stock price four months ago (Bought) = \$123.61

Dalia Co. stock price today (Sold)= \$125.48

Holding period = 4 months = 4/12 = 0.3333 years

Dividends paid = \$6.31

Holding Period Return = (Selling price - Buying price + Dividend) / Buying price

Holding Period Return = (\$125.48 - \$123.61 + \$6.31 ) / \$123.61

Holding Period Return = \$8.18 / \$123.61 = 0.0661758 = 6.6176%

Effective annual rate will be = [ ( 1 + HPR )1 / n ] - 1

where HPR = Holding Period Return n = number of years = 4/12 = 0.3333 years

Effective annual rate = [ ( 1 + 0.0661758 )1 / 0.3333 ] - 1

Effective annual rate = [ ( 1 + 0.0661758 )1 / 0.3333 ] - 1

Effective annual rate = [ ( 1.0661758 )1 / 0.3333 ] - 1

Effective annual rate = 1.211955 - 1 = 0.211955 = 21.20%

Tom’s effective annual rate is 21.20%

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