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Unformatted text preview: I need help with the following problem. Please assist. Thanks. At the end of the question and answer portion of the annual stockholder's meeting of Kemper Corporation, stockholder Mike Kerwin asks, "Why did management sell the holding in UMW Company at a loss when this company has been very profitable during the period its stock was held by Kemper. Since President Tony Chavez has just concluded his speech on the recent success and bright future of Kemper, he is taken aback by this question and responds, "I remember we paid $1,300,000 for that stock some years ago, and I am sure we sold that stock at a much higher price. You must be mistaken."Kerwin retorts, Well, right here is footnote number 7 to the annual report it shows that 240000 shares, a 30% interest in UMW, were sold on the last day of the year. Also, it states that UMW earned $520,000 this year and paid out $160000 in cash dividends. Further, day of the year....
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