BUS242 – Stocks HW

I’m stuck on a Accounting question and need an explanation.

Mystic Lake Inc. bottles and distributes spring water. On July 9 of the current year, Mystic Lake reacquired 39,800 shares of its common stock at $42 per share. On September 22, Mystic Lake sold 32,100 of the reacquired shares at $50 per share. The remaining 7,700 shares were sold at $41 per share on November 23.


a. Journalize the transactions of July 9, September 22, and November 23. Refer to the Chart of Accounts for exact wording of account titles.
b. What is the balance in Paid-In Capital from Sale of Treasury Stock on December 31 of the current year?
c. For what reasons might Mystic Lake Inc. have purchased the treasury stock?