The balance sheet of Morrisey Management Consulting, Inc. at December 31, 2015, reported the following stockholders' equity:

Stockholders’ Equity\begin{array}{c} &\textbf{Stockholders' Equity}\\ \end{array}

Paid-in CapitalCommon Stock -$10 Par Value, 300,000 sharesauthorized,25,000 shares issued and outstanding$250,000Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par-Common320,000Total Paid-In Capital570,000Retained Earnings158,000Total Stockholders’ Equity$720,000\begin{array}{lr} \text{Paid-in Capital}\\ \hspace{7pt}\text{Common Stock -\$10 Par Value, 300,000 shares}\\ \hspace{12pt}\text{authorized,25,000 shares issued and outstanding}&&&&& \$250,000\\ \hspace{7pt}\text{Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par-Common}&&&&&\underline{320,000}\\ \hspace{7pt}\text{Total Paid-In Capital}&&&&&570,000\\ \text{Retained Earnings}&&&&&\underline{158,000}\\ \text{Total Stockholders' Equity}&&&&&\textbf{\underline{\underline{\$720,000}}} \end{array}

During 2016, Morrisey completed the following selected transactions: Feb. 6. Declared a 15% stock dividend on common stock. The market value of Morrisey's stock was $23 per share. 15. Distributed the stock dividend. Jul. 29 Purchased 2,100 shares of treasury stock at$23 per share. Nov. 27. Declared a $0.20 per share cash dividend on the common stock outstanding. Requirements

  1. Record the transactions in the general journal.
  2. Prepare a retained earnings statement for the year ended December 31, 2016. Assume Morrisey's net income for the year was$86,000.
  3. Prepare the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet at December 31, 2016.


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Under this exercise, we are required to journalize the transactions of Morrisey Management Consulting, Inc. and from those to prepare a statement of retained earnings and balance sheet.

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Stockholders’ Equity\begin{array}{c} &&&&&&&&&&\textbf{Stockholders' Equity}\\ \end{array}

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