National Western Life (NWLI)

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254.00 -0.45  -0.18% NASDAQ Aug 29, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

National Western Life Total Return Price:

254.00 for Aug. 29, 2014

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Aug. 29, 2014 254.00
Aug. 28, 2014 254.45
Aug. 27, 2014 256.91
Aug. 26, 2014 258.90
Aug. 25, 2014 259.56
Aug. 22, 2014 253.80
Aug. 21, 2014 255.99
Aug. 20, 2014 253.58
Aug. 19, 2014 253.50
Aug. 18, 2014 252.79
Aug. 15, 2014 250.80
Aug. 14, 2014 241.68
Aug. 13, 2014 235.55
Aug. 12, 2014 232.00
Aug. 11, 2014 232.50
Aug. 8, 2014 236.00
Aug. 7, 2014 235.90
Aug. 6, 2014 234.35
Aug. 5, 2014 235.00
Aug. 4, 2014 237.25
Aug. 1, 2014 237.79
July 31, 2014 241.00
July 30, 2014 247.86
July 29, 2014 248.15
July 28, 2014 248.53
   
July 25, 2014 247.83
July 24, 2014 250.99
July 23, 2014 251.31
July 22, 2014 248.54
July 21, 2014 248.01
July 18, 2014 249.87
July 17, 2014 248.39
July 16, 2014 249.35
July 15, 2014 248.00
July 14, 2014 249.10
July 11, 2014 250.95
July 10, 2014 251.80
July 9, 2014 254.75
July 8, 2014 253.22
July 7, 2014 254.00
July 3, 2014 256.24
July 2, 2014 254.96
July 1, 2014 253.91
June 30, 2014 249.41
June 27, 2014 251.80
June 26, 2014 252.62
June 25, 2014 249.60
June 24, 2014 247.40
June 23, 2014 250.01
June 20, 2014 250.86

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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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NWLI Total Return Price Benchmarks

Companies
Protective Life 69.40
Symetra Financial 24.34
FBL Financial Group 46.83

NWLI Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 124.12 Jun 4 2012
Maximum 259.56 Aug 25 2014
Average 173.10

NWLI Total Return Price Excel Add-In Codes

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

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