Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)

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212000.0 -75.05  -0.04% NYSE Sep 19, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Berkshire Hathaway Total Return Price:

212000.0 for Sept. 19, 2014

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Sept. 19, 2014 212000.0
Sept. 18, 2014 212075.0
Sept. 17, 2014 209000.1
Sept. 16, 2014 207745.0
Sept. 15, 2014 207110.0
Sept. 12, 2014 205635.0
Sept. 11, 2014 206850.0
Sept. 10, 2014 206750.0
Sept. 9, 2014 205305.0
Sept. 8, 2014 207200.0
Sept. 5, 2014 206700.0
Sept. 4, 2014 206820.0
Sept. 3, 2014 206438.0
Sept. 2, 2014 206740.0
Aug. 29, 2014 205880.0
Aug. 28, 2014 204040.0
Aug. 27, 2014 204741.0
Aug. 26, 2014 204577.0
Aug. 25, 2014 204579.0
Aug. 22, 2014 203532.0
Aug. 21, 2014 205159.0
Aug. 20, 2014 202388.0
Aug. 19, 2014 202600.0
Aug. 18, 2014 202419.0
Aug. 15, 2014 201227.0
   
Aug. 14, 2014 202850.0
Aug. 13, 2014 199609.0
Aug. 12, 2014 199562.0
Aug. 11, 2014 198000.0
Aug. 8, 2014 196253.0
Aug. 7, 2014 194001.0
Aug. 6, 2014 193700.0
Aug. 5, 2014 192499.0
Aug. 4, 2014 194305.0
Aug. 1, 2014 189279.0
July 31, 2014 188124.0
July 30, 2014 191716.0
July 29, 2014 191158.0
July 28, 2014 192580.0
July 25, 2014 191224.9
July 24, 2014 192441.0
July 23, 2014 192205.0
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July 21, 2014 193030.0
July 18, 2014 192487.0
July 17, 2014 189811.0
July 16, 2014 192072.0
July 15, 2014 192776.0
July 14, 2014 193380.0
July 11, 2014 192900.0

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About Total Return Price

Total return price is a theoretical price that helps investors look at their returns over time, accounting for both price appreciation and dividends received rather than price alone. It is the best way to calculate the actual returns on a stock over a period of time.

YCharts' total return price assumes that all dividends were reinvested and that no taxes were collected on dividend payments. This follows Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) methodology.

When calculating the return on an investment, an investor should look both at the changes in the value of the stock price as well as the gains from dividend payments. For example, if you buy a stock for $10, its price appreciates to $15 and it pays a $1 dividend, and you sell it, you have made $5 from the change in price and $1 from dividends. This $6 increase is your total gain, and your total return is 60%.

The total return price helps you to look backward to determine an equivalent price that you would have paid to get the same returns from a stock that paid no dividends (also adjusted for splits). Let's look at the previous example again.

Assumptions:
Price paid (1/1/01): $10.00
Closing price (12/30/01): $15.00
Dividend Paid (12/31/01): $1.00
Closing Price (12/31/01): $15.00

Your total returns for the year: $6.00 or 60%

Calculating Total Return Price:

12/31/01:
Actual Price: $15.00
Total Return Price: $15.00
The most recent total return price is always equal to the current price.

12/30/01:
Actual Price: $15.00
Total Return Price: $14.00 = $15.00 x (1-$1/$15.00)
The $1 dividend was 1/15 of the value of the stock, so if you could have received the dividend immediately after buying the stock on 12/30/01, you could have paid $14 for the stock and had a stock worth $15 because of the dividend that was paid.

1/1/01:
Actual Price: $10.00
Total Return Price: $9.33 = $10 x (1-$1/$15.00)
This is exactly like the previous problem. We received 1/15th of the stock's value on 12/30/01, so looking back we need to remove this value from the historical total returns price.
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BRK.A Total Return Price Benchmarks

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American Express 89.70
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BRK.A Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 97500.00 Jan 15 2010
Maximum 212075.0 Sep 18 2014
Average 137574.3

BRK.A Total Return Price Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: total_return_price
  • Latest data point: =YCP("BRK.A", "total_return_price")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("BRK.A", "total_return_price", -4)

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