Portfolios with more than one asset: Given the returns and probabilities for the three possible states listed here, calculate the covariance between the returns of Stock A and Stock B. For convenience, assume that the expected returns of Stock A and Stock B are 11.75 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Probabi
1.) What are characteristics of an efficient portfolio? How are a portfolio's return and standard deviation determined? How must assets be evaluated to achieve a minimum variance portfolio? Explain your answer. 2.) What are examples of active and passive portfolio management techniques? Why would a portfolio manager purs
You have the following rates of return for a risky portfolio for several recent years. Assume that the stock pays no dividends. Year Beginning of year price # shares bought or sold 2005 $50.00 100 2006 $55.00
You are comparing stock A to stock B. Given the following information, which one of these two Stocks should you prefer and why? Rate of Return if State Occurs State of the Economy Probability of State of the Economy Stock A Stock B Bo
1. Given the following data for El Pollo Loco Inc: Percent of capital structure: Debt 35% Preferred stock 10% Common equity 55% Additional Information: Bond coupon rate 11% Bond yield to maturity 9% Di
Foot Locker, Inc., reported an $18 million loss on sales of $1,283 million for the quarter ended August 4, 2007. The quarterly financial filling (10-Q) also contained this warning for investors and creditors. Source: Foot Locker Inc. Form 10-Q for the quarter ended August 4, 2007. "Under the Company's revolving credit and
An investor can design a risky portfolio based on two stocks, A and B. Stock A has an expected return of 21% and a standard deviation of return of 39%. Stock B has an expected return of 14% and a standard deviation of return of 20%. The correlation coefficient between the returns of A and B is 0.4. The risk-free rate of return i
True or False 1. Pure risk exists when there is uncertainty as to whether loss will occur. 2. If two companies have the same number of exposure units and experience the same average number of losses, then the degree of risk for each company tends to be equal. 3. Risk avoidance is a conscious decision not to expose oneself o
As the Director of Athletics at Big Time State University (BTSU), you have been approached by the president of BTSU about building a new state-of-the-art on-campus arena. She wants to know your ideas regarding the financing of the new facility. What will you tell her?
Intangible Amortization For Palmiero Company a) Palmiero purchased a patent from Vania Co. for $1,500,000 on January 1, 2010. The patent is being amortized over its remaining legal life of 10 years, expiring on January 1, 2010. During 2012, Palmeiro determined that the economic benefits of the patent would not last longer tha
Select ONE of the four companies for analysis. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) - Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) - Target (TGT) - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Go to the Yahoo!Finance Web site. Enter the stock ticker symbol or name of the company you wish to analyze in the input field next to Get Quotes at the top of the page and
If someone believes they can easily double the size of a business within 2 years, but the financial forecast shown in the business plan show the business can not generate enough cash to fuel the growth at that pace and shows that an extra $550k in external capital is needed to meet the goals and objectives they have set for the
You will assume the role of a financial analyst and create a full analysis between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Please explain all calculations and ensure that you answer each and every question thoroughly. You will need to locate Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, Inc annual financial statements for 2007. These can be easily obtained through the
Suppose it is May 1985 and the current value of the Greek drachma is Dr 1 = $0.006369, but the expected spot rate 90 days hence is Dr 1 = $0.005980. What is the value of a sales order of Dr 50 million sold on 90-day terms?
Please describe financial regulations in the market economy. Why are they needed?
If you had to rate Facebook (FB) as a Buy, Hold, or Sell. Discuss the metrics and methodology used in making your determination.
Assume that Nike Inc. (NKE) is expanding globally. One way to expand globally is to buy shares of other companies, while other way is to open up new branches. But both options are not risk free. How important is it for the financial managers of Nike Inc. to use economic variables in identifying long term financial goals?
Adding Value Through Budgeting Budgeting is an important part of an organization's overall planning. Through budgeting, each part of an organization's structure can be identified for decision making and control. A reasonable budget can allow an organization to allocate resources and provide a plan and direction for the orga
A. Compute the following for the Omaha Division: 1. Segment contribution margin. 2. Profit margin controllable by segment manager. 3. Segment profit margin.
Probem 1 The following information was collected for the Omaha Division of the ABC corporation: Sales Revenue $4,000,000 Uncontrollable fixed costs traceable to the division 1,300,000 Allocated Corporate overhead 200,000 Controllable Fixed costs traceable to the division 1,000,000 Variable costs
Sun Coast Savings Bank was founded in l97l in Safety Harbor, Florida, which is just across the bay from Tampa. Safety Harbor is very popular with people who work in Tampa but do not wish to live within the city itself. Per-capital income in Safety Harbor is substantially above the national average; in fact, the town has a rep
As a leader, your job is to define the operating mechanisms for your organization, use them to align the teachable point of view (TPOV), and create positive emotional energy. While you may not be in a top leadership role, you can still make the most of the operating mechanisms you have and create new ones. Before creating or
Find the intrinsic value of the stock of company ABC using the following data: risk free rate = 5% market risk premium = 8% Expected market return = risk free rate + market risk premium beta = 0.9 ROE = 12.5% dividend payout ratio = 0.22 Dividends for the next 4 years are expected to be .59, .67, .76, .85. Subsequent
Break-Even Price: Miller Manufacturing, Inc. produces electronic components for television circuitry.
Miller Manufacturing, Inc. produces electronic components for television circuitry. Variable costs comprise 67% of a product's selling price. The variable costs of producing a component include the following: Direct material $ 1.83/unit Direct labor $ 6.72/unit Variable factory over
ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH HENNES & MAURITZ Prepare a table for a period of three years showing some key financial information for the two companies listed above. Include four items from the balance sheet, four items from the income statement, and four items from the statement of cash flow for each company.
How has PCAOB impacted Waste Management? Give the functions and responsibilities of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and how has PCAOB impacted Waste Management? Write an annotated bibliography of the 12 or more resources you have identified. Describe each resource and assess its value in 1 to 2 paragrap
Diamond Machine Technology makes a tool for sharpening the blades of pruning sheers and grass clippers. The company has invested $250,000 in developing this sharpener, which it would like to make back in the first year. This tool is about the size of a piece of chewing gum and costs $3 to make. Fixed costs for the sharpener are
See the attached file. Consider the following scenario: Hickman Savings and Loan is concerned that market conditions might cause the short-term yield curve to be higher than the long-term yield curve. This negative yield curve means that long-term interest rates are lower than short-term rates. This will cause the bank to sh
Being a financial manager of a large firm, you need $70 million over the next year. What are the more likely alternatives for you to borrow or raise $70 million? What are the issues that would surround your final decision of where and how to raise these funds? Compare and contrast the various options available to you in the
we assumed that you have $100,000 in your bank account that can be invested. Suppose you invested your $100,000 in the shares of the Nike Inc. (NKE) (http://www.nikebiz.com/; http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=NKE). Based on your current situation, your portfolio cannot be considered a "diversified portfolio" because you
Zero Inflation? Most economists and financial analysts generally agree that inflation is a bad thing and should be kept to a minimum. But should inflation be zero? This is an entirely different matter subject to much debate. Read the articles below and do some of your own research in the Cyber Library and/or Internet