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Quick question for you groovy excel ppl out there. I need a quick answer to the best way to calculate % increase and decrease in Excel?

asked Jan 10 '12 at 12:45

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Here are the formulas I use in Excel:

Percent Increase


Percent Decrease


Example: Let's say I bought a stock for $50 and now I'm going to sell it for $125. What is the % Increase of the stock sale? In Excel I would enter =sum(125-50)/50 and it would give me 150% increase.


answered Jan 10 '12 at 13:34

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edited Jan 19 '12 at 14:16


Nice work MrGroove. Small typo in your example though. it should be =sum(125-50)/50

(Jan 16 '12 at 16:26) Simon H Simon%20H's gravatar image

Nice catch @simon H - My bad!

Thanks for catching that!

(Jan 19 '12 at 14:17) Steve Steve's gravatar image

bingo - thnx

(Jan 20 '12 at 16:10) ShockerSH ShockerSH's gravatar image
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