Question: Smith & Co. has a beta of 1.30 and an expected dividend growth rate of 5.00% per year. The T-bill rate is 3.00%, and the T-bond rate is 6.00%. The annual return on the stock market during the past 3 years was 15.00%. Investors expect the annual future stock market return to be 12.00%. Using the SML, what is Smith's required return?
Answer: E. 13.8%
SML equation is: r A= r f + beta A (r m - r f)