OPINION: Stock splits: What if ... or if only I ...?

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JOHN SWARTS, Community columnist

If only I still owned the first stock I ever bought: 100 shares of Apple common stock that I bought for $12 a share ($1,200) more than 30 years ago and sold less than a year later for $18 a share ($1,800), a very healthy $600 profit at that time in my life. I wonder what those 100 shares would be worth today with the increase in the stock price and all the stock splits?

Apple stock has split four times since it started. Let’s get started calculating what could’ve been.

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