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Finding growth rate, dividend and Standard Deviation

In singer Whitney Houston's will, she leaves her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, $20 million. Bobbi Kristina goes to the Body Guard Bank where her financial advisor, Frank Farmer, recommends that she use a discount rate of 5% when evaluating her investment alternatives. He tells her about an "I Will Always Love You" perpetuity investment that promises an initial payout of 2.0% at the end of the first year and subsequent payments that grow in each year. If Bobbi Kristina invests the entire $20 million in this perpetuity, what minimum growth rate will she need to break even?

A. 1%
B. 2%
C. 3%
D. 4%

Don purchased a stock for $37 and sold this stock a year later for $50. His total holding period return was 50%. What is the amount of dividends that Don received?
A. 0
B. 2.5
C. 5.5
D. 6.5

Mr. Boyles has made an investment that will generate returns that are subject to the state of the economy during the year. Use the following information to calculate the standard deviation of the return distribution for Mr. Boyles' investment. (Round to the Nearest Hundredth)

State Return Probability
Not So Good 10.00% 30.00%
OK 15.00% 40.00%
Awesome 50.00% 30.00%

A) 0.18
B) 0.24
C) 0.17
D) 0.03


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Please refer attached file for missing expressions.

1. Payout at the end of year 1=D1=20*2%=0.4 million
Growth rate=g=?
Required return=r=5%
Answer is correct. C.3%

2. Capital Gain=50-37=$13
Holding period return=37*50%=$18.5

Correct option is C. C.5.5

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Solution Summary

There are 3 problems. Solution to each problem depict the methodology to find out the value of desired parameter.