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“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”

— Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett investment philosophy calls for a long-term investment horizon, where a decade-long holding period, or even longer, would fit right into the strategy. How would such a strategy have worked out for an investment into Molina Healthcare Inc (NYSE: MOH)? Today, we examine the outcome of a decade-long investment into the stock back in 2012.

Start date: 09/07/2012


End date: 09/06/2022
Start price/share: $24.53
End price/share: $338.69
Starting shares: 407.66
Ending shares: 407.66
Dividends reinvested/share: $0.00
Total return: 1,280.72%
Average annual return: 30.01%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $138,063.81

The above analysis shows the decade-long investment result worked out exceptionally well, with an annualized rate of return of 30.01%. This would have turned a $10K investment made 10 years ago into $138,063.81 today (as of 09/06/2022). On a total return basis, that’s a result of 1,280.72% (something to think about: how might MOH shares perform over the next 10 years?). [These numbers were computed with the Dividend Channel DRIP Returns Calculator.]

Here’s one more great investment quote before you go:
“Buy not on optimism, but on arithmetic.” — Benjamin Graham