E15 3 Long Term Investments On December 31 2006 Marsh Company Held 1 000 Shares Of X 2657031

E15-3 Long-Term Investments

On December 31, 2006 Marsh Company held 1,000 shares of X Company common stock in its portfolio of long-term investments in available-for-sale securities. The stock had cost $15 per share and has a current market value of $13 per share. The December 31, 2006 balance sheet showed the following:


Long-term investment in available-for-sale securities $15,000

Less: Allowance for change in value of investment (2,000)


Stockholders’ Equity

Unrealized decrease in value of available-for-sale securities $ (2,000)

During 2007 the company acquired as long-term investments 900 shares of Y Company common stock for $18 per share and 800 shares of Z Company common stock for $22 per share. At the end of 2007 the respective market values per share were: X—$14, Y—$17, and Z—$20.


Record the purchase of the investments in 2007 and the adjusting entry on December 31,2007 and show the respective December 31, 2007 balance sheet accounts.

Prof. Angela


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