Answer to Question #6202 in Finance for ro

Question #6202
A speculator sells a stock short for $55 a share. The company pays a $2 annual cash dividend. After a year has passed, the seller covers the short position at $45. What is the percentage return on the position (excluding the impact of any interest expense and commissions)? Round your answer to one decimal places.
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Expert's answer
2012-02-02T10:48:49-0500
percentage return on the position = (55 - 45 + 2)/55*100% = 12/55*100% = 21.8%

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