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But I am still confused. I have never sold any stock before, so this is a little new to me. I don't know how to figure a cost basis, and don't know how to reort this sale. I can tell you this, the forced sale was .532 shares @ $46.55 a share on 5/01/06. My earliest buy in the company was 10/11/04, and I bought 1 share at $62.11.

That's everything you need right there.

Your basis in the .532 share that was sold is .532 times 62.11 (the purchase price for that first share) or 33.04. A little later in the post you identify your sale proceeds as 24.76. So your loss is 8.28.

You'd report the sale on schedule D.

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