Here’s an easy formula for calculating the value of preferred stock: Cost of Preferred Stock = Preferred Stock Dividend (D) / Preferred Stock Price (P). Par value of one share of preferred stock equals the amount upon which the dividend is calculated. In other words, par value is the face value of one share of stock.
If preferred stocks have a fixed dividend, then we can calculate the value by discounting each of these payments to the present day. This fixed dividend is not guaranteed in common shares. If you take these payments and calculate the sum of the present values into perpetuity, you will find the value of the stock.
Does market value include preferred stock?
Market capitalization refers to the total value of a publicly traded company’s outstanding common and preferred shares in the open market.
How do you calculate market value?
Market value—also known as market cap—is calculated by multiplying a company’s outstanding shares by its current market price. If XYZ Company trades at $25 per share and has 1 million shares outstanding, its market value is $25 million.
How do you find the fair market value of a stock?
Determining the fair market value is relatively straightforward for stock that is traded on a public exchange. In such cases, the fair market value is calculated by taking the average of the highest and lowest selling prices of the day.