# Say a stock has increased from $4.34 a share to$6.55 a share. How much would that be percentage-wise?

Aug 9, 2016

50.92% increase.

#### Explanation:

Calculate the percentage increase or percentage decrease in the same way.

Find the difference - whether increased or decreased.

Percent change = "change"/"original value" xx 100%

Change = $6.55-$4.34 =\$2.21

2.21/4.34 xx 100% = 50.92% increase