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Author: RICHARD1076 Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121585  
Subject: cost basis for stocks that have split Date: 2/13/2014 9:55 PM
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Talk about Buy and Hold... this year, for the first time ever, I had to sell some shares from my brokerage account. Now it's tax time. Figuring the APPL cost/profit was straightforward because I had only bought once and there were no splits, but the SBUX, not so much.
I sold 150 shares of SBUX in July.
I had purchased shares on two separate occasions:
20 @ 50.25 on 12/12/98, and 5 @ 58.1099 on 4/24/12.
Also the stock has split 3 times since '98 (2:1 each time), (and pays dividends although I don't think that matters in this calculation, does it?).
So...my 20 original shares split 3 times make 160 plus the 5 extra I bought.
How do I figure out the cost basis for the 150 shares I sold out of the 165 total?
I would very much appreciate a little basic schooling on this, including tips on keeping track for my rare future sales!

Also, I had a hard time figuring out how to research this question on the MF site. Any hints for my future queries?
Thank you!
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