Tesla Motors (TSLA)

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255.55 -1.21  -0.47% NASDAQ Aug 20, 4:27PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Tesla Motors Total Return Price:

255.55 for Aug. 20, 2014

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Aug. 20, 2014 255.55
Aug. 19, 2014 256.76
Aug. 18, 2014 259.94
Aug. 15, 2014 262.01
Aug. 14, 2014 261.38
Aug. 13, 2014 260.31
Aug. 12, 2014 259.96
Aug. 11, 2014 259.32
Aug. 8, 2014 248.13
Aug. 7, 2014 252.39
Aug. 6, 2014 248.93
Aug. 5, 2014 238.49
Aug. 4, 2014 238.52
Aug. 1, 2014 233.27
July 31, 2014 223.30
July 30, 2014 228.92
July 29, 2014 225.01
July 28, 2014 224.82
July 25, 2014 223.57
July 24, 2014 223.54
July 23, 2014 222.49
July 22, 2014 219.58
July 21, 2014 220.54
July 18, 2014 220.02
July 17, 2014 215.40
   
July 16, 2014 217.16
July 15, 2014 219.58
July 14, 2014 226.70
July 11, 2014 218.13
July 10, 2014 219.46
July 9, 2014 223.06
July 8, 2014 219.07
July 7, 2014 222.66
July 3, 2014 229.25
July 2, 2014 229.42
July 1, 2014 239.72
June 30, 2014 240.06
June 27, 2014 239.06
June 26, 2014 235.60
June 25, 2014 236.89
June 24, 2014 232.50
June 23, 2014 237.22
June 20, 2014 229.59
June 19, 2014 227.79
June 18, 2014 227.12
June 17, 2014 231.67
June 16, 2014 224.61
June 13, 2014 206.42
June 12, 2014 203.52
June 11, 2014 204.47

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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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TSLA Total Return Price Benchmarks

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TSLA Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 15.80 Jul 7 2010
Maximum 262.01 Aug 15 2014
Average 74.54

TSLA Total Return Price Excel Add-In Codes

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

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