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Sensitivity of the portfolios: calculate the risk rate.

Based on a three-factor model, consider a portfolio composed of three securities with the following characteristics: Security Factor 1 Sensitivity Factor 2 Sensitivity Factor 3 Sensitivity Proportion A -0.2 3.6 0.05 0.6 B 0.5 10 0.75 0.2 C 1.5 2.2 0.3 0.2 What are the sensitivities of the portfolio to factors 1

Porfolio Analysis

You have been asked to participate in a portfolio analysis and investment seminar where you will be providing information to potential investors. The two main objectives that the organization has asked you to key in on are listed below. You have been asked to limit your scope to the US Stock Markets: 1. How do individual in

Standard Deviation and risk of a portfolio

1) Consider two securities, A and B, with standard deviations of 30% and 40%, respectively. Calculate the standard deviation of a portfolio weighted equally between the two securities if their correlation is: 1. 0.9 2. 0.0 3. -0.9 2) Jean Smith owns a portfolio composed of three securities with the following characteris

The solution to Stock Price

Company Z-prime is like Z in all respects save one: Its growth will stop after year 4. In year 5 and afterward, it will pay out all earnings as dividends. What is Z-prime's stock price? Assume next year's EPS is $15. Additional information: Company Z's earnings and dividends per share are expected to grow indefinitely by 5

Finance questions

1 Joe runs a little parts shop. His hourly labor price to customers is $40 per hour and his hourly material price works out to about 25% of the hourly labor price. His hourly labor cost is about 50% of his hourly labor price, and his material cost and material price are such that he makes 25% on materials. What is his firm's

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

PROBLEM ONE The returns of Stock A and Stock B have the following distribution: (see attachment) a) Calculate the Expected Return for Stock A and Stock B b) Calculate the Variance and the Standard Deviation for Stock A and Stock B c) Calculate the Coefficient of Variation of each stock d) Calculate the Correlation Coeffic

Value of Unpaid Bills

On average, it takes Microlimp's customers 60 days to pay their bills. If Microlimp has annual sales of $500 million, what is the average value of unpaid bills?

Financial Analysis and Planning

Could you help me calculate the sales-to-assets ratio, the profit margin, and the return on the two firms listed below; Sales Profits Assets Federal Stores $100 $10 $50 General Stores 20 4 20 (Financial data is in th

Financial Manager

The role of the financial manager in maximizing shareholders' value in today's financial market is described thoroughly.

Finance Problems

1.Parker Corp common stock is currently trading at $30/share. The stock is expected to pay a dividend pf $3.00 per share at the end of the year (D1 = 3.00), and the dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5% a year. If the company were to issue external equity, it would incur a 10 percent floatation cost. What are

Changes in the financial services industry

I am looking for additional insight with regard to how changes in the financial services industry over the next decade might impact stakeholder relationships an organization has with financial institutions. I'm not looking for anything too involved, perhaps a couple of paragraphs. Thank you for your assistance.

Questions on international finance

I have sample problems with the answers. Please show me in detail the process in obtaining the answer so that I will know how to do it properly on my own and compare it with the way that I am doing the problems. Thank you. 4. A firm wants to use an option to hedge 12.5 million in receivables from New Zealand firms. The premiu

Calculate: Current Price Per Share

Question: Club Auto Parts' last dividend was $0.50 and the company expects to experience no growth for the next two years. However, Club will grow at an annual rate of 5% in the third and fourth years and beginning with the fifth year, it should attain a 10 percent growth which it will sustain thereafter. Club has a required ra

A Publicly Traded Company and Key Metrics and Ratios

Your work at BM Company has paid off in many thousand of dollars of profit sharing to you this year. You know it is best to diversity your investment and not put it all back into your company through stocks. So, you decide to seek out additional publicly traded companies to invest in. Choose a publicly traded company you ar

Eisenhower Company: monetary value and value of dollar

See attached file. 1. Assume that the U.S. monetary value of a dollar is 100% (e.g., $1.00=$1.00), in 1956. The Eisenhower Company is worth is $5,000,000.00. Compare the monetary value of the dollar of .75 (e.g., $1.00=$.75), in 2005 to the 1956 monetary value: a. What is the worth of the Eisenhower Company in 2005? b. W

Beta of Portfolio; Portfolio Weights

1. A Sports sales company, the Eisenhower Corporation in 1956, invested in the stock market the following: ______________________________Portfolio Betas__________________ Security $ Invested Expected Return Beta Kindred Healthcare: $1,000

The Roles of Financial Intermediaries and Brokers

After submitting your report, one of the new brokers asks the three questions below and requests a written response: 1. What are the economic functions financial intermediaries perform? 2. What is the role of broker in the financial market? 3. How has that role changed since the inception of on-line investing?

External Funding Question

Cannon Company has enjoyed a rapid increase in sales in recent years following a decision to sell on credit. However, the firm has noticed a recent increase in its collection period. Last year, total sales were $1 million and $250,000 of those sales was on credit. During the year, the account receivable averaged $41,096. It


M&M. Offspring Corporation has no debt. Its current total value is $160 million. Ignoring taxes, what will Offspring's value be if it sells $50 million in debt? Suppose now that Offspring's tax rate is 40 percent. What will its overall value be if it sells $50 million in debt? Assume debt proceeds are used to repurchase equit

Case: Concordia Electronic Systems Test: Cost of Capital. Please estimate Concordia's overall cost of capital. What is your estimate of the cost of capital for each of the two divisions? Would you recommend that Concordia use a single company-wide discount rate to evaluate all projects, or different rates for each division?

Question 1: Please estimate Concordia's overall cost of capital. Assume that long term Treasury yields are 6.5%, yields on Treasury Bills are 5.12%, Concordia's tax rate is 40%, and that Concordia's borrowing cost is 8%. Information on equity risk premiums is provided in Exhibit 2. Question 2 : What is your estimate of the

Investment: Compounding, Discount Rate, FV, growth rate, value of stock

1. You invest in an investment that pays 22 equal annual payments of $70 at the beginning of each of the next 22 years. What is the present value of this investment given a discount rate of 2% under annual compounding? Choose and place on the answer sheet the best answer from those provided below and attach your supporting work.

Financial management

-. Often even shareholders and bondholders find themselves with conflicting interests, but such conflicts are lessened by the bondholders through: a. a cooperative agreement signed by the shareholders and the lenders. b. limiting the amount of funds bondholders will lend. c. loan agreements that restrict the borrowing compa