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190.28 -1.45  -0.76% NYSE Apr 24, 4:59PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

IBM Total Return Price:

190.28 for April 24, 2014

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April 24, 2014 190.28
April 23, 2014 191.73
April 22, 2014 192.15
April 21, 2014 192.27
April 17, 2014 190.01
April 16, 2014 196.40
April 15, 2014 197.02
April 14, 2014 197.77
April 11, 2014 195.19
April 10, 2014 195.68
April 9, 2014 196.64
April 8, 2014 193.29
April 7, 2014 194.52
April 4, 2014 191.77
April 3, 2014 192.69
April 2, 2014 193.55
April 1, 2014 194.50
March 31, 2014 192.49
March 28, 2014 190.45
March 27, 2014 189.83
March 26, 2014 192.62
March 25, 2014 195.04
March 24, 2014 188.25
March 21, 2014 186.67
March 20, 2014 187.90
   
March 19, 2014 184.71
March 18, 2014 186.81
March 17, 2014 185.81
March 14, 2014 182.21
March 13, 2014 183.90
March 12, 2014 186.22
March 11, 2014 186.76
March 10, 2014 186.39
March 7, 2014 187.68
March 6, 2014 187.64
March 5, 2014 187.14
March 4, 2014 186.44
March 3, 2014 184.26
Feb. 28, 2014 185.17
Feb. 27, 2014 185.27
Feb. 26, 2014 184.06
Feb. 25, 2014 183.23
Feb. 24, 2014 183.45
Feb. 21, 2014 182.79
Feb. 20, 2014 184.26
Feb. 19, 2014 182.95
Feb. 18, 2014 183.19
Feb. 14, 2014 183.69
Feb. 13, 2014 181.84
Feb. 12, 2014 180.24

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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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IBM Total Return Price Benchmarks

Companies
Apple 524.75
Oracle 39.79
Microsoft 39.69

IBM Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 91.22 Apr 27 2009
Maximum 211.42 Mar 14 2013
Average 159.76
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