Well, I recommend you do the math. RES has been splitting shares for the last seven years or so on a regular basis. I did the back of the envelope math for you. Approximately a $10,000 investment in January of 2005 would yield about 3,100 shares. After all the splits, you would have approximately 23,500 shares time $9.30 equals $218,550. I did not count any of the dividends it has paid. I would say that RES has been a strong investments. Actually, it has been one of the best investments over the last seven years or so.
thanks for the math/match book. nothing like a history lesson! now what does that have to do with tomorrow. you know ENRON looked good for a while too. WorldCom, WaMu, BS, Lehman Bros. get my math and history point?
Wow, this is just funny how wrong you are. Maybe you should do the math again. How did you even get past 5th grade math anyways? Maybe you should go back to school. It's truly sad if this is the level of intelligence on these boards. You're taking post split price to apply the 10k in your example, and then applying the splits to multiply the shares. Fact is $10k investment back in jan 05 would be roughly triple that now. Still not shabby at all, but nowhere near the over 2000% gain in your example.