Explore BrainMass

# Required Rate of Returns and Dividend Growth Rate

Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

1. ABC stock is selling for \$100 per share today. It is expected the stock will pay a dividend of \$5 one year from now, & then be immediately sold for \$120 per share. What is the expected rate of return for shareholders?

2. XYZ regularly pays dividends & is expected pay a dividend of \$3 per share one year from now. Dividends are then expected to grow at a constant rate of 2.5% forever. The current stock price is \$24 per share. What is ther required rate of return?

3. DCF regularly pays out 1/3 of its earnings as dividends. It's return on equity is 15%. What is the stable dividend growth rate?

4. LMN has just paid a dividend of \$1 per share. The dividends are expected to grow at a rate of 20% per year for the next 3 years, and then 5% per year thereafter. If the required rate of return of the stock is 15%, what is the current value of the stock?

#### Solution Preview

Returns
1. ABC stock is selling for \$100 per share today. It is expected the stock will pay a dividend of \$5 one year from now, & then be immediately sold for \$120 per share. What is the expected rate of return for shareholders?

Assume that the shareholders purchase at \$100 per share.
Expected rate of return = (Dividend + Price of share sold- Purchase Price) /Purchase Price
= (5 + 120 - 100)/100
= 25%

2. XYZ regularly pays dividends & is expected pay a dividend of \$3 per share one year from now. Dividends are then expected to grow at a constant rate of 2.5% forever. The current stock price is ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to find the required rate of return, stable dividend growth rate, and current value of the stock.

\$2.49