# An investor bought 10 Ellis Industries, Inc., long-term bonds one year ago, when they were first issued

## Question:

An investor bought 10 Ellis Industries, Inc., long-term bonds one year ago, when they were first issued by the company. In addition, he bought 200 shares of the company’s common stock at the same time for $30 per share. He paid$1,000 each for the bonds, and today, the bonds are selling at $950 each (long-term interest rates have increased slightly over the past year). The bonds have a stated interest rate of 12 percent per year. The investor received an interest payment equaling$60 per bond six months ago and has just received another \$60 per bond interest payment. Calculate the investor’s percentage holding period return for the one year he has held the bonds.

Common Stock
Common stock is an equity component that represents the worth of stock owned by the shareholders of the company. The common stock represents the par value of the shares outstanding at a balance sheet date. Public companies can trade their stocks on...
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