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Actually there was a TMF article written when this happened and provided a step by step mathematical problem to find what the new cost basis is for the new shares as well as the old shares. I think that is was over in the FF portfolio section since GM is a FF choice this year.

Here is the link to the article that I was referring to:
http://www.fool.com/ddow/1999/ddow990601.htm

If you know the %of OLD to share of NEW then you can enter that into the Quicken entry but you have to figure our your cost basis to make the OLD price and NEW price work out right. When you get all of that in, you will see the new stock as well as an entry showing a return of capital which is what you want to see.

Regarding the upcoming split all you have to know is 2:1 or 3:1 or 25:2 whichever it is. Use your easy actions for a stock split and it will walk you through calculating your new cost basis for you.

Good luck and let us know if you need further assistance.
jenn

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