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    A magazine gave the following estimates for a firm:

    Beta= 1.15

    Dividend per share at date zero= $3.10

    Expected Dividend per share in three years from zero= $4.10

    Retention rate in three years from zero= 60%

    ROE in three years from zero= 15%

    The stock was selling for $49. Estimate the expected returns from purchasing at $49 and receiving the dividend stream projected by the magazine.

    Also, the risk-free rate was 11.5%. Using a market risk premium of 6%, what can I conclude about the purchase of the company's shares?

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    Please refer to the attachment.

    The required rate of return is k = Rf+ Beta*Rm=11.5+1.15*6= 18.4%
    The growth ratio is g = Retention rate * ROE = 60%*15% =9% in 3 years
    Since we don't know how much can we sell the bond 3 years ...

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    The expert estimates the expected returns.

    $2.49

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