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212.52 -2.08  -0.97% NYSE Aug 29, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

Visa Total Return Price:

212.52 for Aug. 29, 2014

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Aug. 29, 2014 212.52
Aug. 28, 2014 214.60
Aug. 27, 2014 217.13
Aug. 26, 2014 216.73
Aug. 25, 2014 216.02
Aug. 22, 2014 216.09
Aug. 21, 2014 215.75
Aug. 20, 2014 216.20
Aug. 19, 2014 215.00
Aug. 18, 2014 214.32
Aug. 15, 2014 210.19
Aug. 14, 2014 212.52
Aug. 13, 2014 211.43
Aug. 12, 2014 209.90
Aug. 11, 2014 210.18
Aug. 8, 2014 210.06
Aug. 7, 2014 208.64
Aug. 6, 2014 210.29
Aug. 5, 2014 210.14
Aug. 4, 2014 211.76
Aug. 1, 2014 211.41
July 31, 2014 210.61
July 30, 2014 213.65
July 29, 2014 213.09
July 28, 2014 213.81
   
July 25, 2014 214.36
July 24, 2014 222.32
July 23, 2014 220.78
July 22, 2014 220.84
July 21, 2014 218.80
July 18, 2014 219.78
July 17, 2014 217.47
July 16, 2014 222.25
July 15, 2014 221.36
July 14, 2014 220.61
July 11, 2014 216.59
July 10, 2014 215.13
July 9, 2014 215.75
July 8, 2014 214.85
July 7, 2014 216.33
July 3, 2014 216.10
July 2, 2014 214.43
July 1, 2014 213.84
June 30, 2014 210.31
June 27, 2014 208.88
June 26, 2014 208.56
June 25, 2014 208.66
June 24, 2014 207.39
June 23, 2014 209.07
June 20, 2014 209.09

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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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V Total Return Price Benchmarks

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MasterCard 75.81
American Express 89.55
Discover Financial 62.37

V Total Return Price Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 63.47 Sep 13 2010
Maximum 231.69 Jan 22 2014
Average 125.48

V Total Return Price Excel Add-In Codes

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

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