IPO was March 13, 1986; 8 months after my 18th birthday.... Initial stock price was $21, which would allow me to purchase 47 shares.
[[ /me researches a little (read: googles) for value of 1 share then compounded today... ]]
1 share at IPO equals 288 shares today (after splits) which would total 13,536 shares (for the above example.) At current stock price of $32/share, that would be worth $433,152.
Not to mention this: Dividends started being paid per share just *after* the latest split - including one monster (the 4th dividend paid) of $3.08/share -- Total dividends paid per share was (if I didn't oops) $6.91/share * 13536 shares = $93,534 earned on dividends; so total value would be $526,685.
[sigh] is right...
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