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Stock Investment Calculator to Calculate Expected Rate of Return

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Stock Investment Calculator

This investing calculator will calculate a stock investment's expected rate of return (ERR) given the current dividend, current share price, and the expected growth rate. The Learn tab includes brief answers to:

  • What is ERR?
  • What is ERR useful for?
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Div/share:Div per share:Current dividend per share:Current dividend per share:

Current dividend per share:

Enter the current dividend per share. Use numeric characters 0-9 only, and a decimal point if applicable.

Price/share:Price per share:Current price per share:Current price per share:

Current price per share:

Enter the current market price per share for the company you are researching. Use numeric characters 0-9 only, and a decimal point if applicable.

Growth rate:Growth rate:Stock growth rate:Stock growth rate:

Stock growth rate:

Enter the calculated growth rate. Enter as a percentage without the percent sign (for 10%, enter 10). If you are not sure what the growth rate is, click the link in this row to open the Stock Growth Rate Calculator in a new window.

Exp ROR:Expected ROR:Expected rate of return:Expected rate of return:

Expected rate of return:

Based on your entries, this is the expected rate of return for the stock you are considering investing in. Please note that the stock investment calculator assumes that future dividends will be paid and will grow on a constant basis, and that the company will grow on a constant basis.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.