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“I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”

— Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a five year holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Hologic Inc (NASD: HOLX)? Today, we examine the outcome of a five year investment into the stock back in 2016.

Start date: 11/08/2016


End date: 11/05/2021
Start price/share: $38.77
End price/share: $68.97
Starting shares: 257.93
Ending shares: 257.93
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 77.90%
Average annual return: 12.23%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $17,788.24

As shown above, the five year investment result worked out quite well, with an annualized rate of return of 12.23%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 5 years ago into $17,788.24 today (as of 11/05/2021). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 77.90% (something to think about: how might HOLX shares perform over the next 5 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]

More investment wisdom to ponder:
“Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected.” — George Soros