Aptitude - Stocks and Shares

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Exercise :: Stocks and Shares - General Questions

1. 

In order to obtain an income of Rs. 650 from 10% stock at Rs. 96, one must make an investment of:

A. Rs. 3100
B. Rs. 6240
C. Rs. 6500
D. Rs. 9600

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

To obtain Rs. 10, investment = Rs. 96.

To obtain Rs. 650, investment = Rs. 96 x 650 = Rs. 6240.
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2. 

A man bought 20 shares of Rs. 50 at 5 discount, the rate of dividend being 13. The rate of interest obtained is:

A.
12 1 %
2
B.
13 1 %
2
C. 15%
D.
16 2 %
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Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Investment = Rs. [20 x (50 - 5)] = Rs. 900.

Face value = Rs. (50 x 20) = Rs. 1000.

Dividend = Rs. 27 x 1000 = Rs. 135.
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Interest obtained = 135 x 100 % = 15%
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3. 

Which is better investment: 11% stock at 143  or  9% stock at 117?

A. 11% stock at 143
B.
9 3 % stock at 117
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C. Both are equally good
D. Cannot be compared, as the total amount of investment is not given.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Let investment in each case be Rs. (143 x 117).

Income in 1st case = Rs. 11 x 143 x 117 = Rs. 1287.
143

Income in 2nd case = Rs. 39 x 143 x 117 = Rs. 1394.25
4 x 117

Clearly, 9 3 % stock at 117 is better.
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4. 

A man buys Rs. 20 shares paying 9% dividend. The man wants to have an interest of 12% on his money. The market value of each share is:

A. Rs. 12
B. Rs. 15
C. Rs. 18
D. Rs. 21

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Dividend on Rs. 20 = Rs. 9 x 20 = Rs. 9 .
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Rs. 12 is an income on Rs. 100.

Rs. 9 is an income on Rs. 100 x 9 = Rs. 15.
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5. 

By investing in 16% stock at 64, one earns Rs. 1500. The investment made is:

A. Rs. 5640
B. Rs. 5760
C. Rs. 7500
D. Rs. 9600

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

To earn Rs. 50 , investment = Rs. 64.
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To earn Rs. 1500, investment = Rs. 64 x 3 x 1500 = Rs. 5760.
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