Enter the stock sell price ($) and the stock purchase price ($) into the Return On Stocks Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return On Stocks. 

Return On Stocks Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Return On Stocks. 

ROS = (SP-PP) / PP * 100

  • Where ROS is the Return On Stocks (%)
  • SP is the stock sell price ($) 
  • PP is the stock purchase price ($) 

How to Calculate Return On Stocks?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Return On Stocks.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the stock sell price ($). 
    • The stock sell price ($) is given as: 175.
  2. Next, determine the stock purchase price ($). 
    • The stock purchase price ($) is provided as: 60.
  3. Finally, calculate the Return On Stocks using the equation above: 

ROS = (SP-PP) / PP * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

ROS = (175-60) / 60 * 100 = 191.66 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

stock sell price ($) = 80

stock purchase price ($) = 40

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

ROS = (SP-PP) / PP * 100 = ?