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Kevin purchased 5
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Kevin purchased 5,000 shares of Purple Corporation stock at $10 per share. Two years later, he receives a 5% common stock dividend. At that time, the common stock of Purple Corporation had a fair market value of $12.50 per share. What is the basis of the Purple Corporation stock, the per share basis, and gain recognized upon receipt of the common stock dividend?
a. $50,000 basis in stock, $10 basis per share for the original stock and $0 basis per share for the dividend shares, $0 recognized gain.
b. $50,000 basis in stock, $9.52 basis per share, $0 recognized gain.
c. $53,125 basis in stock, $10 basis per share for the original stock and $12.50 basis per share for the dividend shares, $3,125 recognized gain.
d. $53,125 basis in stock, $10.12 basis per share, $3,125 recognized gain.
e. None of the above.

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