Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)

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185640.0 +2428.00  +1.33% NYSE Apr 15, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Berkshire Hathaway Total Return Price:

185564.0 for April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014 185564.0
April 14, 2014 183212.0
April 11, 2014 182759.5
April 10, 2014 183402.0
April 9, 2014 185897.0
April 8, 2014 184640.0
April 7, 2014 184700.0
April 4, 2014 185753.0
April 3, 2014 186287.0
April 2, 2014 186759.0
April 1, 2014 187213.0
March 31, 2014 187350.0
March 28, 2014 185149.0
March 27, 2014 185200.0
March 26, 2014 184540.0
March 25, 2014 186587.0
March 24, 2014 186520.0
March 21, 2014 187850.0
March 20, 2014 186540.0
March 19, 2014 183860.0
March 18, 2014 184860.0
March 17, 2014 185050.0
March 14, 2014 183860.0
March 13, 2014 185750.0
March 12, 2014 187750.0
   
March 11, 2014 187101.0
March 10, 2014 186400.0
March 7, 2014 183772.0
March 6, 2014 182175.0
March 5, 2014 178655.0
March 4, 2014 177989.1
March 3, 2014 174500.0
Feb. 28, 2014 173708.0
Feb. 27, 2014 171730.0
Feb. 26, 2014 170473.0
Feb. 25, 2014 170721.0
Feb. 24, 2014 170006.0
Feb. 21, 2014 170120.0
Feb. 20, 2014 169844.0
Feb. 19, 2014 170080.0
Feb. 18, 2014 172292.0
Feb. 14, 2014 172425.0
Feb. 13, 2014 172222.0
Feb. 12, 2014 170140.0
Feb. 11, 2014 170515.0
Feb. 10, 2014 169120.0
Feb. 7, 2014 169010.0
Feb. 6, 2014 166000.0
Feb. 5, 2014 164075.1
Feb. 4, 2014 164817.0

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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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Wells Fargo 48.11
U.S. Bancorp 40.61
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BRK.A Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 85050.00 Apr 22 2009
Maximum 187850.0 Mar 21 2014
Average 128805.8
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