Stock Profit Calculator
The Stock Profit Calculator is used to compute your profits or losses from the stocks you have invested in. So, if you have bought stocks from online stocks trading/investing platforms, this information is directly reflected on your portfolio. However, if you are here because you don't want to open your account or you are just planning to buy some stocks and calculate a potential profit, you are in the right calculator.
How to Use the Stock Profit Calculator
There are three required inputs in the
Stock Profit Calculator namely:
Number of Shares,
Average Price Per Share and
Current Price Per Share. These are required inputs you need
to enter values for the calculator to work properly.
- Step 1
You can see the first set of inputs in the calculator is grouped by the title Total Investment. On the
Number of Sharesinput field, enter the total number of shares you have bought or you are planning to buy.
- Step 2
The next step is to enter the
Average Price Per Sharewhich is the average price of all your purchases at different stock prices. Well, if you have only bought stock once, that price is also called as your average price per share. Note that there is transaction fee on buying/selling stocks which increases a bit your average price per share.
- Step 3
After you have completed the two inputs - Number of Shares and Average Price Per Share, your
Total Investmentwill automatically be computed. The next step then is to proceed to the next group of inputs entitled Stock Profit. This is where you enter the
Current Price Per Sharewhich implies the latest value of the stock.
- Step 4
When you have entered values on all three required inputs, that's the time you'll get the purpose of this calculator, to give you the
Percentage Profit or Loss,
Current Stock Value.
Stock Profit Calculator Inputs and Outputs
When you buy or sell a stock, there's this buying commission or selling commission along with all other fees. The totality of these fees and charges could vary depending on your stock trading/investing platform. It usually ranges from 1% to 5%. These fees are carried over to your stock purchase which affects your average price per share.
That's the explanation why when you bought a stock at 2.50 price per share, the one reflected on your portfolio is 2.52 per share, or something near to that value. It is because of the transaction fees. While your money investment remains the same exact amount as you buy the stock, the one being adjusted is your average price per share.
The Stock Profit Calculator has three required inputs and four outputs. So, let's take a look them a little bit closer.
Number of Shares
This represents the total number of shares you have on your portfolio or you are still planning to buy. For example, you want to buy 1,000 shares of Tesla, this is where you enter that value. It is a required input because that's the basis for all other calculations to take place.
Average Price Per Share
This is the market value of the stock's share. When you are averaging down or buying more share of the stock at different prices, you'll have the average price per share reflected on your portfolio or based on your prior calculation. Even if you have only bought once, that's still your average price per share.
Your Total Investment
This is an output field where it shows your total investment if you have entered a Number of Shares and Average Price Per Share. Omitting one of these two required inputs will result to a zero value. This field reflects the amount of money that you have invested.
Current Price Per Share
The prices of the active stocks move almost every single trading day, the value to be entered in current price per share is the latest traded price of the stock. On the other hand, you could assume here that this is your target take profit price then why not enter your TP value here.
This field displays the essential output of this calculator which determines either you are at loss or gain on the current stock price. It is being displayed on percentage equivalent that turns green if there's percentage increase or red if at percentage decrease.
This shows the monetary value of your profit or loss. When you have
entered the number of shares and stock price, that's
where we got your total investment. Base on your total investment,
we'll calculate it against your percentage profit. The
Current Stock Value shows the value of stock which
includes your profit.
See also: 📉 Stock Dividend Calculator