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### Finance Maturity Bonds

(See attached file for full problem description) --- HOMEWORK CHAPTER 7 1- Use the WSJ listing to answer the following questions: Maturity Ask Rate Mo/Yr Bid Asked Yield 6.300 April 25 108:07 108:08 ----- 4.625 April 17 90:17 90:18 ----- 10.55 Apr

### Beta

If you are relatively risk adverse, would you require a higher beta stock to induce you to invest than the beta required by a person more willing to take risks? Explain. Is it possible to construct a portfolio that is risk free? Explain.

If one of your stocks has a relatively high beta of 1.4 and is currently doing exceedingly well, why would you want a stock in your portfolio with a relatively low beta of 0.7 that has been recently under-performing? By diversifying your investments according to betas, have you entirely removed the potential risk of losses

### Market inefficientcies

Market inefficiencies True or false? Your uncle made a killing in the stock market yesterday. This implies that markets are inefficient Which answer is correct? You discover that you can make above normal returns if you buy oil-company stock just before noon on any given trading day and then sell them immediately

### What is the stock price?

CK's earnings and dividends will grow at .5% monthly for the next 5 years. After that the growth will stop. For year 6 and afterward, it will pay out all earnings as dividends. Next years EPS is \$10 and the dividends is \$5 and the market capitalizes rate is 9%. How can I determine what CK's stock price is?

### Expected Return and Standard deviation Question

Expected returns and standard deviation on stocks A and B are E(RA) = 0.15, E(RB) = 0.22, StdDevA = 0.10 and StdDevB = 0.23 Calculate the expected return and standard deviation of a portfolio that is composed of 35 percent A and 65 percent B when the correlation between the returns on A and B is 0.6 Calculate the expected

### Formula and Calculation for Expected Return

Explain and work in Excel. Expected return on the market portfolio is 17.7 percent and risk free rate is 4.1 percent. Edward Jones has a beta of 1.6. Under CAPM A. What is the expected return on Edward Jones stock B. If risk free rate decreases to 3 percent, what is the expected return on Edward Jones stock.

### controllable Vs. uncontrollable variances

What is the difference between controllable and uncontrollable variances ?

### Is Stretching payables a good option ?

To what extent is strectching payables a good option for raising short term finance?

### Analyze Financial Data for Investment Purposes

Choose a stock that you like- Sara Lee Company. Then visit Yahoo Finance at http://finance.yahoo.com/?u . Once there, enter the ticker symbol for your stock in the space provided so that you can be taken to pages where you will see a comprehensive set financial information- including the latest price- related to your company of

### Explain concept

17. Compound Interest. Old Time Savings Bank pays 4 percent interest on its savings accounts. If you deposit \$1,000 in the bank and leave it there, how much interest will you earn in the first year? The second year? The tenth year?

### Calculating the Ending Balance in the Retained Earnings Account

Please see the attached file. 3. The beginning balance of the Huskies, Inc. Retained Earnings account was \$44,700 on January 1, 2002. During the year, the following transactions took place: a. Huskies sold \$14,000 of merchandise inventory to customers on account for \$22,000. b. Cash collection on these account

### Finance: Compute stock price

24. Friedman Steel Company will pay a dividend of \$1.50 per share in the next 12 months (D1). The required rate of return (Ke) is 10 percent and the constant growth rate is 5 percent. a. Compute P0.

### Computing Current Price of Stock

BioScience, Inc., will pay a common stock dividend of \$3.20 at the end of the year (D1). The required return on common stock (Ke) is 14 percent. The firm has a constant growth rate (g) of 9 percent. Compute the current price of the stock (P0).

### Cal Lury owes \$10,000 now. What will his annual payment be?

35. Cal Lury owes \$10,000 now. A lender will carry the debt for five more years at 10 percent interest. That is, in this particular case, the amount owed will go up by 10 percent per year for five years. The lender then will require that Cal pay off the loan over the next 12 years at 11 percent interest. What will his annual

### Techniques used in comparative analysis

Please explain what some techniques used in comparative analysis are.

### Profit or Loss on a New Stock Issue

Please see the attached excel file. I have included the answer and just need the work shown in excel.

### What is ABC's stock price?

Company ABC's earnings and dividends will grow at 0.5% monthly during the next 5 years. Its growth will stop after year 5. in year 6 and afterward, it will pay out all earnings as dividends. Assume next year's EPS is \$10 and the dividend is \$5 and the market capitalization is 9%.

### Discussion Board Question

Bob Brown was recently involved in a minor auto accident. His car was hit from behind, and he, in turn, slammed into the car in front of him. He would like someone to explain his coverage and show him where, in his auto policy, each of his losses might be covered. The explanation of coverage and the location of coverage should b

### Stocks

Explain the differences between convertible preferred stock and preferred stock.

### expected return for Ross Revolutionaries

What is the expected return for Ross Revolutionaries if the S&P 500 went down 3% and the Treasuries yielded 6%, if its beta is 1.54? Ans: -7.86%

### Stock

Motorola's earning and dividends will grow at 0.5% monthly during the next five years. Its growth will stop after year 5. In year 6 and afterward, it will pay out all earning as dividends. Assume next year's EPS is \$10 and the dividend is \$5 and the market capitalization rate is 9% What is Motorola's stock price?

### Please review and explain in Excel. Thanks

What is the NPV of a project that is expected to pay \$10,000 a year for 7 years if the initial investment is \$40,000 and the required return is 15%?

### I need problem solved with explanation urgent

Nancy Tai has recently opened a revolving charge account with MasterCard. Her credit limit is \$1000, but she has not charged that much since opening the account. In reviewing November's statement, she notices that her beginning balance was \$600 and that she made a \$200 payment on November 10. She also charged purchases of \$80 on

### How R&D measures differ from more standard financial measures

Explain how R&D measures differ from more standard financial measures. Do they tend to be leading or lagging measures? Compare how R&D and financial measures can be used together to make management decisions.

### Asset financing plan problem

Guardian, Inc. is trying to develop an asset-financing plan. The firm has \$400,000 in temporary current assets and \$300,000 in permanent current assets. \$500,000 in fixed assets. Assume a tax rate of 40% a. Construct two alternative financing plans for Guardian. One of the plans should be conservative, with 75% of assets

### Finance Discussion Questions

There was an upward trend in the ratio of the book value of debt to the book value of debt and equity throughout the 1990s. Some of this was due to the repurchasing of stock. The market value ratio of debt to debt and equity exhibited no upward trend. This can be explained by ? 1. the change in the accounting rules of the pe

### Financing healthcare

Consider the notion of cost containment. How has Healthcare Providers addressed issues of cost control. Include a discussion of how technology has played, and will continue to play, a role in cost control. What do you believe will be the long-term impact of these cost-control efforts.

### Introduction to Accounting-Statement of Business Income

The net income of Simon and Hobbs, a department store, decreased sharply during 2000. Carol Simon, owner of the store, anticipates the need for a bank loan in 2001. Late in 2000, Simon instructs the store's accountant to record a \$10,000 sale of furniture to the Simon family, even though the goods will not be shipped from the ma

### Calculating Portfolio Standard Deviation

If the correlation between D and E are o.5 and D has a standard deviation of 0.4 and E has a standard deviation of 0.6, what would be their comboned portfolio standard deviation if you put 40% in D? I could get the answer, however, I am thrown by the addition of the fact that 40% gets put into D, and 60% would go into E.