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340.08 -3.35  -0.98% NASDAQ Apr 1, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Total Return Price:

340.08 for April 1, 2015

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April 1, 2015 340.08
March 31, 2015 343.43
March 30, 2015 351.32
March 27, 2015 347.46
March 26, 2015 340.81
March 25, 2015 341.30
March 24, 2015 355.95
March 23, 2015 358.28
March 20, 2015 366.52
March 19, 2015 365.25
March 18, 2015 358.14
March 17, 2015 356.25
March 16, 2015 353.97
March 13, 2015 345.33
March 12, 2015 344.83
March 11, 2015 342.54
March 10, 2015 341.43
March 9, 2015 342.87
March 6, 2015 342.36
March 5, 2015 347.67
March 4, 2015 340.09
March 3, 2015 337.92
March 2, 2015 339.75
Feb. 27, 2015 337.47
Feb. 26, 2015 340.80
   
Feb. 25, 2015 339.45
Feb. 24, 2015 335.15
Feb. 23, 2015 338.00
Feb. 20, 2015 336.43
Feb. 19, 2015 331.98
Feb. 18, 2015 329.42
Feb. 17, 2015 326.82
Feb. 13, 2015 323.46
Feb. 12, 2015 320.42
Feb. 11, 2015 317.25
Feb. 10, 2015 318.26
Feb. 9, 2015 313.41
Feb. 6, 2015 315.59
Feb. 5, 2015 319.91
Feb. 4, 2015 312.55
Feb. 3, 2015 317.79
Feb. 2, 2015 319.58
Jan. 30, 2015 321.65
Jan. 29, 2015 322.85
Jan. 28, 2015 318.98
Jan. 27, 2015 325.98
Jan. 26, 2015 328.00
Jan. 23, 2015 322.41
Jan. 22, 2015 320.97
Jan. 21, 2015 318.49

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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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IBB Total Return Price Benchmarks

Companies
Biogen 413.81
Gilead Sciences 97.72
SPDR S&P 500 205.70

IBB Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 74.71 Jul 6 2010
Maximum 366.52 Mar 20 2015
Average 163.09

IBB Total Return Price Excel Add-In Codes

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

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