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Total Returns- Dividends vs. Price Appreciation

Number of Shares
Dividend Yield
Dividend Growth Rate (Annual)
Beginning Stock Price
Stock Price Growth Rate (Annual)
Number of Years
The total return is 205.5 %, giving an annual return of 11.8 %. The total accumulated dollars due to dividends is $8,555. Accumulated principal is $6,720.

Definitions:

Starting Amount:

The amount of the initial investment.

Dividend Yield:

The dividend yield of the stock being analyzed.

Dividend Growth Rate:

The assumed annual growth rate of the dividend.

Beginning Stock Price:

The price of the stock as of the beginning of the analysis date.

Stock Price Growth:

The assumed annual growth rate of the stock price.

Number of Years:

The number of years to view the results.