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Bond Valuation

Bonds, Short-Term and Long-Term Interest Rates and Volatility

(6-2) The values of outstanding bonds change whenever the going rate of interest changes. In general, short term interest rates are more volatile than long term interest rate. Therefore, short term bond prices are more sensitive to interest rate changes than are long term bond prices. Is this statement true or false? Explain.

Stock and Bond Valuation, Time Value of Money, and WACC

1. Valuing a bond and valuing a stock: a. Bond valuation-what is the PV or the appropriate selling price of a 30 year bond which has a 10% coupon, paid annually, and has a 10 years till maturity, during a time when market interest rates are 5% b. Using the dividend discount model determine the appropriate market price for a

Bonds

My company has a bond outstanding with a par value of $1000, an annual interest payment of $110, a market price of $1200 and a maturity in 10 years. Determine the following: a. Coupon rate b. Current yield c. Approximate yield to maturity

Yield to Maturity of Bonds

My company's bonds are currently selling for $1,157.75 per $1,000 par-value bond. The bonds have a 10% coupon rate and will mature in 10 years. What is the approximate yield to maturity of the bonds?

Multiple choice questions

1) Classifying liabilities as either current or long-term helps creditors assess: A) The extent of a firm's liabilities. B) The relative risk of a firm's liabilities. C) The degree of a firm's liabilities. D) The amount of a firm's liabilities. 2) Bond X and bond Y are both issued by the same company. Each of the b

Bonds Payable for Maharlika Corporation

Maharlika Corporation issued a 10-year $1.5 million 6% bond. Interest payments will be on a semi-annual basis. The effective rate at the point of sale, January 1, 2005, is 8% and Maharlika closes its accounting records on December 31 of each year. Instructions: Prepare the journal entries for: (a) to record the issuanc

Accounting What the Numbers Mean

Problem is attached. Review problem-time value of money applications. Use the appropriate factors from Table 6-4 or Table 6-5 to answer the following questions: Required: a) Wright Co.'s common stock is expected to have a dividend of $5 per share for each of the next 10 years, and it is estimated that the market value p

Questions Regarding International Finance

1. The $: ? exchange rate is $1 = ?0.85, and the SFr/? exchange rate is SFr 1 = ?0.75 What is the $/SFr exchange rate? 2. Suppose that the forward ask price for March 20 on euros is $0.9227 at the same time that the price of IMM euro futures for delivery on March 20 is $0.9045. Can an arbitrageur profit from this situation? W

Impact of credit ratings on cost of capital

First Tennessee Utility Company faces increasing needs for capital. Fortunately, it has an Aa2 credit rating. The corporate tax rate is 36 percent. First Tennessee's treasurer is trying to determine the corporation's current weighted average cost of capital in order to assess the profitability of capital budgeting projects. Hist

Present Value of Two Bonds

I am using Excel to solve this one with the PV function. I am thinking that there is no difference in the current market prices for these, but I am not sure how to explain why. I believe it is because they have coupons and the interest is not compounding. Thanks Assume that McDonald's and Burger King have similar $1,000

Bond

Explain why the relationship between a bond's yield and its coupon rate determines whether a bond will be price at par, at a premium or at a discount

Current yields on different bonds

1.Difference between the current yields on different bonds can be explained by their relative riskiness and different terms to maturity. Discuss. 2. Although the market price of long term bond is much more sensitive to changes in market interest rate than the market price of short term bonds, it is not obvious that an individ

invest in stocks or bonds that pay dividends

Discuss two to three reasons that people invest in stocks or bonds that pay dividends. On the other side of the coin list two to three reasons that people might not want to invest in companies or bonds that pay high dividends.

What are the firm's after tax cost of debt, cost of preferred stock, cost of a new issue of common stock, cost of retained earnings, and the weighted average cost of capital (up to the point when retained earnings are exhausted and after all retained earnings are exhausted)?

A firm has determined its optimal capital structure, which is comprised of the following sources and target market value proportions: Source of capital target market proportions Long term debt 30% Preferred stock 5 Common stock equity 65 Debt: The firm can sell a 20 yea

What would you pay for a bond...

What would you pay for a bond that pays an annual coupon of $35, has a face value of $1,000, matures in 7 years, and has a yield to maturity (YTM) of 8%?

Bond purchase decision

You are considering investing in a security that matures in 10 years with a par value of $1,000. During the first five years, the security has an 8 percent coupon with quarterly payments (i.e., you receive $20 a quarter for the first 20 quarters). During the remaining five years the security has a 10 percent coupon with quarterl

Bond valuation : key information

Why is it necessary to value a bond in terms of today's dollars? What is the impact of an increase in the prevailing interest rate on the valuation of a bond? What are some factors that affect the value of a corporate bond?

Investment in Bonds

Tom Jones is considering investing in a bond currently selling for $8785.07. The bond has 4 years to maturity, a $10,000 face value, and 8% coupon rate. The next annual interest payment is due 1 year from today. The appropriate discount rate for investments of similar risk is 10%. a) Calculate the intrinsic value of the bo

Homework help

To help strengthen my skills Weighted average cost of capital EXAMPLE OF SETUP FOR PROBLEM 18: (1) Cost (after-tax) (2) Weights (3) Weighted Cost Debt Kd Preferred stock

What is the current price of each bond? b) If the market interest rate suddenly rises to 14% per year (effective annual yield), what will be the price of each of these bonds? Calculate the price and duration of each bond if the market interest rate is 10% per annum (effective annual yield).

1) Consider three zero coupon $1000 face value bonds. Bond A matures 1 year from today. Bond B matures 5 years from today. Bond C matures 10 years from today. The current market interest rate is 11% per year (effective annual yield). a) What is the current price of each bond? b) If the market interest rate suddenly rises t

Corporate bonds, Earnings and Dividends

1. A 10-year Corporate bond is issued with a face value of $100,000, paying interest of $2,500 semi-annually. If market yields decrease shortly after the T-bond is issued, what happens to the bond's: a. price? b. coupon rate? c. yield to maturity? 2. Company ABC's earnings and dividends will grow at 0.5% monthly d

Suppose the December CBOT treasury bond futures contract has a quoted price of 80-07. If annual interest rates go up by 1 percentage point, what is the gain or loss on the futures contract (assume $1,000 par value)?

Suppose the December CBOT treasury bond futures contract has a quoted price of 80-07. If annual interest rates go up by 1 percentage point, what is the gain or loss on the futures contract (assume $1,000 par value)? A. Loss of $78, B. Gain of $78, C. Loss of $145, D. Gain of $145, or E. None of the above

Bond price and yield

Company A issued bonds at face value at a yield to maturity of 7%. With 8 years left to maturity, the company has troubles and yield to maturity on the bonds is up to 15%. What happened to the bond price? If the company can meet its coupon payments but expected to go bankrupt when the bond matures, and investors expect to r

Financial Analysis

1 Calculate the NPV and the IRR for the following project and state whether or not you would accept the new project. Required rate of return = 9% Current prime rate = 11% Initial outflow = $75,000 Inflows = $25,000 for years 1-3