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    Dec 1, 2007, 06:14 PM
    Computing weighted average of common shares outstanding
    Hello,

    I am working on some Accounting homework and I am completely stuck. This is the problem

    Outstanding shares of December 31, 2003 52,800
    Issuance of new shares on July 1 +16,000
    Treasury stock purchase on November 1 - 4,800
    Outstanding shares on December 31, 2004

    1. Compute the weighted average of the common shares outstanding for year 2004.

    Can anyone explain this to me
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    Dec 2, 2007, 03:46 AM
    NB : I may be wrong.
    Am Not An expert.

    What is Weighted Average in such case?

    However, WHAT could be the reason for finding weighted average of the common shares outstanding?

    Perhaps to calculate dividends.

    In that case, New shares were held for only half the year.

    So weighted average may be: 52,800 + 1/2 times 16,000.

    = 52800 + 8000 = 60800 shares.
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    Dec 3, 2007, 03:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Chut
    Hello,

    I am working on some Accounting homework and I am completely stuck. This is the problem

    Outstanding shares of December 31, 2003 52,800
    Issuance of new shares on July 1 +16,000
    Treasury stock purchase on November 1 - 4,800
    Outstanding shares on December 31, 2004

    1. Compute the weighted average of the common shares outstanding for year 2004.

    Can anyone explain this to me
    6 months at 52,800
    4 months at 68,800
    2 months at 64,000

    weighted average = (6*52.8+4*68.8+2*64)/12= 60,000

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