Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)

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192640.0 -390.00  -0.20% NYSE Jul 22, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Berkshire Hathaway Total Return Price:

192640.0 for July 22, 2014

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July 16, 2014 192072.0
July 15, 2014 192776.0
July 14, 2014 193380.0
July 11, 2014 192900.0
July 10, 2014 192500.0
July 9, 2014 193040.0
July 8, 2014 192400.0
July 7, 2014 193000.0
July 3, 2014 193600.0
July 2, 2014 191499.0
July 1, 2014 190500.0
June 30, 2014 189900.5
June 27, 2014 190559.0
June 26, 2014 190576.0
June 25, 2014 190660.0
June 24, 2014 190171.0
June 23, 2014 189900.0
June 20, 2014 190500.0
June 19, 2014 190491.0
June 18, 2014 190675.0
June 17, 2014 188990.0
   
June 16, 2014 189250.0
June 13, 2014 189520.0
June 12, 2014 190950.0
June 11, 2014 192357.0
June 10, 2014 192306.7
June 9, 2014 191917.0
June 6, 2014 192895.0
June 5, 2014 192100.0
June 4, 2014 190766.0
June 3, 2014 190417.0
June 2, 2014 191748.0
May 30, 2014 192000.0
May 29, 2014 192300.0
May 28, 2014 191356.0
May 27, 2014 191300.0
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May 20, 2014 189201.0
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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 93.37
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BRK.A Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 93500.00 Jul 23 2009
Maximum 193600.0 Jul 3 2014
Average 134225.8

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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