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    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.

    Explain why changes in minimum wage can affect higher-paid employees as well.

    Question: Explain why changes in minimum wage can affect higher-paid employees as well. Question: Consider contemporary practices such as skill-competency-based plans, broad banding, market pricing, and pay-for-performance plans. Discuss how they may affect the pay discrimination debate. Question: In recent years the

    Credit Terms and Cash Discounts

    4) XieCorp is analyzing the credit terms of each of three suppliers, A, B, and C. Supplier Credit Terms A 1/15 net 40 B 2/10 net 30 C 2/15 net 35 (a) Determine the approximate cost of giving up the cash discount. (b) Assuming the firm needs short-term financing, recommend whether or not the firm should give up the cash dis

    Finance Equations: Profitability Index vs. NPV

    Can you please breakdown a solution as to how to solve this equation with the correct answers to each portion. Profitability Index versus NPV. Consider these two projects: Project c0 c1 c2 c3 A -$36 +$20 +$20 +$20 B -50 +25 +20 +25 a. Which proj

    Project Evaluation - Kinky Copies

    Please help determine the solution as to why or why not Kinky should buy the machine. Please break it down so that it presents a clear understanding. Project evaluation. Kinky Copies may buy a high-volume copier. The machine cost $100,000 and will be depreciated straight-line over 5 years to a salvage value of $20,000. Kinky

    Cash flows, level of debt - Arduo Associates

    Arduo Associates, a financial and accounting consulting firm, received a request from a major client. The client is considering 2 new projects. You, a junior financial analyst, are assigned to prepare a quantitative analysis based on the information provided by the client. To save your analysis, you needn't

    Funds for college education - Melissa Gould

    P3-13. Melissa Gould wants to invest today in order to assure adequate funds for her son's college education. She estimates that her son will need $20,000 at the end of 18 years; $25,000 at the end of 19 years; $30,000 at the end of 20 years; and $40,000 at the end of 21 years. How much will Melissa have to invest in a fund toda

    PV of Owner-Financed Sale

    P3-12. Ruth Nail has just received two offers for her seaside home. The first offer is for $1 million today. The second offer is for an owner-financed sale with a payment schedule as follows: End of Year Payment 0 (Today) $200,000

    Ludwig Corporation: Growth Rate in Dividends and Yield

    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

    The Price of ABC Stock to Achieve a 10% Rate of Return

    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?

    Estates: Should you sell the house or use it for business?

    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

    Adding a new product to a lineup

    The Wiltmore Co. would like to add a new product to complete their lineup. They want to know how many units they must sell to limit their potential loss to their initial investment. What is this quantity if their fixed costs are $12,000, the depreciation expense is $2,500, and the contribution margin is $1.30? (Round to whole un

    Coffee Shop Investment

    2. Suppose you are aware of the following investment opportunity: You could open a coffee shop around the corner from your home for $25,000. IF business is strong, you could net $15,000 in after tax cash flows each year over the next five years. a. if you knew for certain the business would be a success, would this be a

    Interest Rates in Retirement

    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

    US Treasury yield curve was flat at a rate of 4% per year

    P. 232 2. Assume six months ago the US Treasury yield curve was flat at a rate of 4% per year (assume semi-annual coupon payments and semi-annual compounding) and you bought a 30-year US Treasury bond. Today it is flat at a rate of 5% per year. What rate of return did you earn on your initial investment: a. if the bond was

    Gold: Implicit Carrying Cost and Implied Storage Cost

    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

    Foxtrot Dance Shoes makes custom designed dance shoes

    P.441 5. Based on the foregoing problem, suppose that Foxtrot dance Shoes makes custom designed dance shoes and is a competitor to Tango Dance Shoes. Foxtrot has similar risks and characteristics as Tango except that it is completely unlevered. Fearful that Tango Dance Shoes may try to take over Foxtrot in order to control i

    Degree of Operating Leverage..

    At an output level of 55,000 units, you calculate that the degree of operating leverage is 3.25. If output rises to 64,000 units, what will the percentage change in operating cash flow be? Will the new level of operating leverage be higher or lower?

    Capital Asset Pricing Model: Eau de Rodman

    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

    Business Help: Opportunity Cost

    Which one of the following is an example of an opportunity cost 1. Revenue lost from sale of cakes by deciding to sell only cookies 2. Wages paid to construction workers 3. Materials used to assemble computers 4. Ordering costs related to a customer's special order of guitar strings 5. Rent paid for the use of a factory b

    Fixed and Variable Costs

    Please help me understand how to determine if the following would be considered fixed or variable costs. 1 Insurance premium for fire insurance on the factory building 2 The salary of the company president 3 Wood used to make tables 4 Rent for the use of a storage warehouse 5 Depreciation on the factory building