A calculator to quickly and easily determine the profit or loss from a sale on shares of stock. Finds the target price for a desired profit amount or percentage. Add multiple results to a worksheet to view total gains. Designed for mobile and desktop clients. Last updated March 6, 2019 Subtract the total purchase paid in Step 1 from the total sales price to figure profit or loss. If the result is negative, you incurred a loss; if it's positive, you made a profit. In the example, if you sold the 100 shares of stock for $55, and you paid a $25 broker fee, When you approach the transactions one at a time, the problem-solving process is actually pretty straightforward. Mrs. Cleveland purchased 100 shares of DPY stock at $50 per share for a total of $5,000; therefore, you enter $5,000 in the Money Out side of the options chart.