Average Price Change: Know Every Detail

8 March 2023
3 mins read
We're back with some more details on the block. You must have been seeing a difference in Average price for some of the stocks in your portfolio. Why so?  Let's understand this in depth.
Average Price Change: Know Every Detail

What’s changing in your Portfolio?

Now here’s where we grabbed your attention.

You are seeing a change in Avg. price in our Superapp and must be wondering why this is happening. This happens for users who recently had a CA in their portfolio, for example, scrips like LnT and Mindtree. Plus, we have decided to go another step ahead and give you better accuracy and detail.

Summing up, here are the two reasons why you are seeing a change in your avg. price for certain stocks:

  • Changes in corporate action handling for certain stocks
  • Changes in decimal digits while calculating the avg. price

Corporate action handling:

Before we delve deeper, let’s understand Corporate Actions in detail.

Events initiated by a company, approved mostly by their board of directors and may have a direct impact on the shareholders are called Corporate Actions (CA). For example, dividends, stock splits, mergers and acquisitions, etc. are a few key corporate actions

Changes made in Corporate Action Handling:

The changes are applicable in the case of Split and Merger:

Since in case of split and merger, we have an ISIN change, we need to close the old position and open the new position with the new ISIN, name, and new qty. 

How is Change in Avg Price calculated?

To have more accurate calculations we have started taking 8 decimal digits so that your average price is more accurate.

What was the older calculation & why did we change?

Here’s a transaction to help you understand better:

Let’s assume, Mr. Arpit bought 25 stocks of LTI over the period of time mentioned below.

Buy Date Scrip Qty Invest. amt Avg Price
1/10/2020 LTI 10 20000 2000
13/03/2021 LTI 10 30000 3000
17/07/2022 LTI 5 15000 3000
Total LTI 25 65000 2600

On 23rd November, LTI declared a merger with Mindtree. Now, Let’s understand how Mr. Arpit’s portfolio for LTIM would look post 23rd November.

In our Old Solution, here’s how the data looked like:

Buy Date Scrip Qty Invest. Amt Avg Price
23/11/2022 LTIM 25 65000 2600

But if you observe, in our New Solution, we try to resolve this issue in a clearer way:

Buy Date Scrip Qty Invest. Amt Avg Price
1/10/2020 LTIM 10 20000 2000
13/03/2021 LTIM 10 30000 3000
17/07/2022 LTIM 5 15000 3000
Total LTIM 25 65000 2600

Now, there’s no problem for Mr. Arpit to understand when he actually bought the shares. This further simplifies things for Mr. Arpit when he tries to sell the shares. How? Keep reading.

Issues with the old solution: 

Let’s take the same example, Mr. Arpit sold 15 LTIM scrips on 12/12/2022.

Avg. price in the old calculation:

Buy Date Scrip Remaining Qty. Invest. amt Avg Price
23/11/2022 LTIM 10 26000 2600

But Avg. price as per the new calculation (FIFO):

Buy Date Scrip Qty Invest. amt Avg Price
13/03/2021 LTIM 5 15000 3000
17/07/2022 LTIM 5 15000 3000
Total LTIM 10 30000 3000

Please observe that the AVG price has increased by 400. This detailed view gives Mr. Arpit the  <info required>

Where can you see this change on Angel One Super App?

The trade history along with the Corporate Actions tag is available to you under the “Current Holdings” breakup. 

Where can you see this change on Angel One Super App?

In this case users will see transactions of 1/10/2020 with a merger tag.


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