Oh, the places your stock has gone

  • Updated: October 6, 2011 - 8:23 PM

Tracking the value of 100 shares purchased on the 10-year anniversary dates of the company's IPO.

  • Initial investment:

    $2,200 (Dec. 12, 1980)

    Share price: $22

    $300,032

    800 SHARES

    Initial investment:

    $990.75 (Dec. 12, 1990)

    Share price: $9.9075

    $150,016

    400 SHARES

    Initial investment:

    $769 (Dec. 12, 2000)

    Share price: $7.69

    $75,008

    200 SHARES

    Initial investment:

    $32,167 (Dec. 13, 2010)

    Share price: $321.67

    $37,504

    100 SHARES

    ø Wise money was spent in 1990: For 100 shares of Apple stock in 1980, the cost was $2,200, an investment currently worth more than $300,032. However, if you had bought $2,200 worth of Apple stock in 1990 at $9.9075 a share (222.05 shares total), you would have 888.2 shares today, worth $333,111.

    THE INITIAL PURCHASE

    = 1 share of Apple stock.

    CURRENT STOCK VALUE USED: THURSDAY'S OPENING PRICE OF $375.04 PER SHARE

    If you had bought Apple stock instead of ...

    Cost: $399

    Current value: $32,996

    Cost: $1,299

    Current value: $56,500

    Cost: $499

    Current value: $784

    Original iPod (Oct. 2001)

    iMac G5

    (Aug. 2004)

    Original iPad (April 2011)

    Apple's IPO: $22/share on December 12, 1980

    First split: June 16, 1987 (2-for-1)

    Second split: June 21, 2000 (2-for-1)

    Third split: Feb. 28, 2005 (2-for-1)

    Note: Values do not include dividend payments, which Apple discontinued in 1996.

    INITIAL PURCHASE: 100 SHARES PURCHASE

    Graphic by JOSH CRUTCHMER • josh.crutchmer@startribune.com

    Star Tribune research

    = 1 share of Apple stock. Current stock value used: Thursday's opening price of $375.04 per share. Star Tribune research.
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