### Stock Betas: Stable, Volatile, or Risky

If two competitive companies have the same stock beta, what does that say about the stock. Is it stable, volatile or risky? For example, Amgen and Merck have betas of 1.35.

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If two competitive companies have the same stock beta, what does that say about the stock. Is it stable, volatile or risky? For example, Amgen and Merck have betas of 1.35.

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You buy a share of The Ludwig Corporation stock for $21.40. You expect it to pay dividends of $1.07, $1.1449, and $1.2250 in Years 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and you expect to sell it at a price of $26.22 at the end of 3 years. a. Calculate the growth rate in dividends. b. Calculate the expected dividend yield. c. Assuming

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Fred Flintlock wants to earn a total of 10 percent on his investments. He recently purchased shares of ABC stock at a price of $20 a share. The stock pays a $1 a year dividend. What is the price of ABC stock Fred is to achieve his 10 percent rate of return?

You own a house that you rent for $1,200 a month. The maintenance expenses on the house average $200 a month. The house cost $89,000 when you purchased it several years ago. A recent appraisal on the house valued it at $210,000. The annual property taxes are $5,000. If you sell the house you will incur $20,000 in expenses.You ar

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You are 20 years from retirement, and expect to live another 20 years after retirement. If you start saving now, how much will you be able to withdraw each year for every dollar per year that you save, assuming an effective annual interest rate of: a. 0, 1%, 2%, 3%, 3.5%, 4%, 6%, 8%, and 10%? b. How would your answer chan

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Calculate the implicit cost of carrying an ounce of gold and the implied storage cost per ounce of gold if the current spot price of gold per ounce is $425.00, the forward price of an ounce of gold for delivery is 273 days is $460.00, the yield over 91 days on a zero-coupon treasury bill is 2%, and the term structure of interest

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Suppose that the stock of the new cologne manufacturer, Eau de Rodman, Inc., has been forecast to have a return with standard deviation .30 and a correlation with the market portfolio of .9. If the standard deviation of the yield on the market is .20, determine the relative holdings of the market portfolio and Eau de Rodman sto

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