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# Equilibrium Expected growth rate

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McDonnell Manufacturing is expected to pay a dividend of \$1.50 per share at the end of the year (D1 = \$1.50). The stock sells for \$34.50 per share, and its required rate of return is 11.5%. The dividend is expected to grow at some constant rate, g, forever. What is the equilibrium expected growth rate?

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Stock price = Dividend / (Required rate of return - dividend ...

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The solution computes Equilibrium Expected growth rate.

\$2.19

## Determining Stock Price and Equilibrium Expected Growth Rate

Problem 1
A stock is expected to pay a dividend of \$0.75 at the end of the year. The required rate of return is rs = 10.5%, and the expected constant growth rate is g = 6.4%. What is the stock's current price?

Problem 2
A share of common stock just paid a dividend of \$1.00 (D0 = \$1.00). If the expected long-run growth rate for this stock is 5.4%, and if investors' required rate of return is 11.4%, what is the stock price?

Problem 3
Assume that a company will pay a dividend of D1 = \$1.25 per share on its common stock at the end of the year, and that this dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 6.00% per year in the future. The company's beta is 1.15, the market risk premium is 5.50%, and the risk-free rate is 4.00%. What is the company's current stock price (P0)?

Problem 4
Your research leads you to believe a company's common stock will pay a dividend of \$1.25 per share at the end of the year (D1 = \$1.25). The stock currently sells for \$32.50 per share, and your required rate of return is 10.5%. The dividend is expected to grow at some constant rate, g, forever. What is the equilibrium expected growth rate, g?

Problem 5
A dividend of D0 = \$1.32 has just been paid to you on a share of common stock. You (and other analysts) expect the company's dividend to grow by 30% this year, by 10% in Year 2, and at a constant rate of 5% in Year 3 and each year thereafter. The required return on this low-risk stock is 9.00%. What is your best estimate of the stock's current market value (your belief as to the stock's intrinsic value)?

Problem 6
A company is presently enjoying relatively high growth because of a surge in the demand for its new product. The CFO expects earnings and dividends to grow at a rate of 25% for the next 4 years, after which competition will probably reduce the growth rate in earnings and dividends to zero, i.e., g = 0. The company's last dividend, D0, was \$1.25, its beta is 1.20, the market risk premium is 5.50%, and the risk-free rate is 3.00%. Based on this information, what is the current price of the common stock?

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