# Re: Week one of the ten best stocks

*From*: "Mark Mathu" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 21:59:49 -0600

"lubow" <lubow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

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I'll do my best to report back at the beginning of every month.

Hopefully, I'll have the time to use reinvested dividends in calculating

the returns.

For example, here are several years of monthly PCG prices, including

adjustments for dividends:

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=PCG&a=00&b=1&c=2000&g=m

I hear ya, Mark, but your approach only gives us the amount of dividends

per share. I still need to multiply that figure by the number of shares

and divide by the last stock price of the payment date then add the shares

to the share balance. And I also need to do this for about 30 different

stocks.

Doesn't the last column ("Adj Close") include the effects of dividends?

So to use reinvested dividends in calculating the returns, just get the

percent change in the "Adj Close" price.

For the PCG example linked to above, the return including reinvested

dividends for January-December 2006 is:

= Dec 2006 adj close / Dec 2005 adj close - 1

= 47.33 / 35.97 - 1

= 31.6%

That return includes the effects of reinvesting the dividends.

I don't see why you'd need to multiply the dividend by the number of shares

and divide by the last stock price of the payment date then add the shares

to the share balance. Just use the closing price adjusted for dividends and

splits listed in teh table.

.

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