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Murphy Products’ balance sheet includes total assets of $1,326,000 and the following equity account balances at December 31, 2011:
Common stock, $3 par, 10,000 shares issued and outstanding ..... $ 30,000
Additional paid-in capital—common stock ............ 268,000
Total capital stock ...................... $298,000
Retained earnings ...................... 206,000
Total stockholders’ equity .................. $504,000
Murphy’s common stock is selling for $17 per share on December 31, 2011.

Required:
1. Determine how much Murphy’s Products would have reported for total assets and retained earnings on December 31, 2011, if the firm had declared and paid a $5,000 cash dividend on December 31, 2011. Prepare the journal entry for this cash dividend.
2. Determine how much Murphy would have reported for total assets and retained earnings on December 31, 2011, if the firm had issued a 5 percent stock dividend on December 31, 2011. Prepare the journal entry for this stock dividend.
3. How much would Murphy have reported for total assets and retained earnings on December 31, 2011, if the firm had effected a 3-for-1 stock split on December 31, 2011? Is a journal entry needed to record the stock split? Why or why not?


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