Capital Gains Yield Calculator

Capital Gains Yield Calculator is a tool to that compute the return on a stock based on the appreciation of the stock.

Capital Gains Yield (%):
What does Capital Gains Yield mean?
The capital gains yield or CGY is the rise in the price of a security. The CGY is the rise in the stock price divided by the original price of the security, for common stock holdings.
CGY = (P1 - P0) / P0


  • P0 = price of the stock when we invested into it
  • P1 = price of the stock after the first period

Mr. X bought the stock, for $105. Now, after 2 years, the price of the stock has appreciated to $120 per share.

According to the formula, Capital Gains Yield is:-

  • = ($120 – $105) / $105
  • = 14.29%