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Stewart Enterprises has the following investments, all purchased prior to 2011:

1. Bee Company 5% bonds, purchased at face value, with an amortized cost of $4,000,000, and classified as held to maturity. At December 31, 2011, the Bee investment had a fair value of $3,500,000, and Stewart calculated that $240,000 of the fair value decline is a credit loss and $260,000 is a noncredit loss. At December 31, 2012, the Bee investment had a fair value of $3,700,000, and Stewart calculated that $140,000 of the difference between fair value and amortized cost was a credit loss and $160,000 was a noncredit loss.
2. Oliver Corporation 4% bonds, purchased at face value, with an amortized cost of $2,500,000, classified as a trading security. Because of unrealized losses prior to 2011, the Oliver bonds have a fair value adjustment account with a credit balance of $200,000, such that the carrying value of the Oliver investment is $2,300,000 prior to making any adjusting entries in 2011. At December 31, 2011, the Oliver investment had a fair value of $2,200,000, and Stewart calculated that $120,000 of the difference between amortized cost and fair value is a credit loss and $180,000 is a noncredit loss. At December 31, 2012, the Oliver investment had a fair value of $2,700,000.
3. Jones Inc. 6% bonds, purchased at face value, with an amortized cost of $3,500,000, and classified as an available-for-sale investment. Because of unrealized losses prior to 2011, the Jones bonds have a fair value adjustment account with a credit balance of $400,000, such that the carrying value of the Jones investment is $3,100,000 prior to making any adjusting entries in 2011. At December 31, 2011, the Jones investment had a fair value of $2,700,000, and Stewart calculated that $225,000 of the difference between amortized cost and fair value is a credit loss and $575,000 is a noncredit loss. At December 31, 2012, the Jones investment had a fair value of $2,900,000, and Stewart calculated that $125,000 of the difference between amortized cost and fair value is a credit loss and $475,000 is a noncredit loss.
4. Helms Corp. equity, purchased for $1,000,000, classified as available for sale. Because of unrealized gains prior to 2011, the Helms shares have a fair value adjustment account with a debit balance of $120,000, such that the carrying value of the Helms investment is $1,120,000 prior to making any adjusting entries in 2011. At December 31, 2011 and 2012, the Helms investment had a fair value of $600,000 and $700,000, respectively.

Stewart does not intend to sell any of these investments and does not believe it is more likely than not that it will have to sell any of the bond investments before fair value recovers. However, Stewart cannot assert that it has the ability to hold the Helms equity investment before fair value recovers.

Required:
Prepare the appropriate adjusting journal entries to account for fair value changes during 011 and 2012, assuming that each investment is viewed as qualifying as an other-than-temporary (OTT) impairment as of December 31, 2011, and then is accounted for normally during 2012 (with no additional OTT impairment in 2012).



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