A Stock Calculator for Stock Profits

By Stock Research Pro • November 1st, 2008

The Stock Research Pro stock calculator can help you determine the profit or loss you would or have realized on your stock purchases. This is a free stock calculator that provides you the opportunity to enter as many stock transactions as you like and print your results.

When performing calculations to determine your profit or loss, you need to first determine your cost basis, which is the number of shares that you purchased multiplied by the purchase price. The commission you paid to your broker for the purchase is added to your cost basis as this amount is subtracted from your net profit.

You then calculate your sale figures by entering your selling price. The calculator takes the same number of shares and now multiples by you the selling price you input.

The stock calculator gives you your profit or loss in both a dollar figure and percentage. Please note that even if your sales price were the same as your purchase price, you would still take a loss on the transaction if you had paid commissions on either the purchase of the shares, the sale, or both.

You can use this stock calculator to create “what-if” scenarios in your stock purchases to see what your gains or losses might be for certain stocks at specific price points.

Using the Stock Research Pro Stock Calculator

(1) Enter the stock symbol
Yahoo Finance can provide you the stock symbol if you do not know it

(2) Enter the number of shares purchased

(3) Enter the purchase price per share

(4) Enter the sell price per share

(5) Enter the commission paid on the purchase

(6) Enter the commission paid on the sale

The stock calculator then provides the output. You may print your results by clicking on the Print button.

Use the Update button any time you make changes to a calculation or click the Reset button to start over with a new calculation.

Learn about the tax implications of your stock profits (capital gains) or losses


The above information is educational and should not be interpreted as financial advice. For advice that is specific to your circumstances, you should consult a financial or tax advisor.

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