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### Rate of return

Question 10 What's the rate of return you would earn if you paid \$950 for a perpetuity that pays \$85 per year? 6.52% 7.25% 8.05% 8.95% 9.84% Question 11 What is the future value of \$1,500 after 5 years if the appropriate interest rate is 6%, c

### Personal Financial Planning: Stocks

A. John inherited \$2 million in an IRA, which comprised of the entire estate from his father. He promptly withdrew the funds. The appropriate marginal tax rate was 28 percent. Was there any tax due? YES If so, how much? \$2,000,000 *.28=\$5,600,000 b. Assume it was \$2 million in stocks held in a personal account. Would

### Finance Questions

1. The three key elements of investment policy are the return, risk, and constraints. Explain why they are important. 2. Would these three (3) elements have different priorities if referring to an individual investor versus a mutual fund? How about a young adult versus an adult who is retired from his/her working years?

### Financial Comparison Analysis for managers of Delta Airlines and Dell Computers

Review of Financial Statements-Delta Airlines and Dell Computers You are attending a managerial meeting, within your publicly held company, to hear a proposal for a possible corporate merger with a competitor. After a brief discussion, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) conducts a slide presentation showing the competitor's f

### Managers

Since managers are agents of stockholders, it is their professional obligation to make decisions to maximize the wealth of existing stockholders. Therefore, the interest of other stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers, employees, lenders, communities, as well as the society at large should not be a consideration in the decis

### Integral Funding and Attendance in the Conference

Consider the following: assume that the company has as an integral funding strategy to their strategic plan that they will participate in an IPO in approximately twenty four months. Will this add to or detract from the necessity of attending the conference?

### Common stock/ returns

Please see attached file. 1) The following are the returns for 1980 to 1986 on 5 types of capital-market instruments: common stocks, small-capitalization stocks, long-term corporate bonds, long-term U.S. government bonds, and U.S. Treasury Bills. You can use a spreadsheet program to make calculations. A. Calculate the ave

### Income Stocks versus Growth Stocks

1. Describe and comment on the total return concept. 2. Would the concept of Total Return be different between Income Stocks versus Growth Stocks? How about with Common Stocks versus Preferred Stocks versus Corporate Bonds?

### Step-down or Joint costs?

I have a question. At my work, I support a particular group of people with the back up assistance of a consultant from a 3rd party supplier. This 3rd party supplier backs me up as well as a colleague of mine who supports an entirely separate group of customers. My colleague's customer base is much smaller than mine but a higher

### Finance

Write a two to three page paper discussing whether or not you think Apple, INC company will have a successful future. Get to the company's web site, into the "investors relations" section and provide some financial highlights of your company for the past year. Indicate which stock exchange the company is listed on and what was

### Security Market Line

Problem: Security Market Line You plan to invest in Kish Hedge fund, which has total capital of \$500 million invested in 5 stocks: Sock Investment Stock's Beta coefficient A \$160 million 0.5 B \$120 million 1.2 C \$80 mill

### Principal and Interest Payments

Pauline wonders what her monthly "principal and interest" payment would be under these circumstances. Use Excel spreadhseet )and the PMT Function) to help answer these questions: A. What is the interest rate that should be entered into the PMT function? B. What is the number of periods that should be entered into the PMT Fu

### long term liabilities

Waldman.'s accounting staff prepared the following amortization table related to the note: YR Bal at Beg of Yr Int Exp EOY Pymnt Bal at EOY 1 \$2,577.10 \$206.17 1,000.00 ? 2 1,783.27 142.

### Ydepreciation and amortization concepts

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Your friend Lucy slept through a class in which her professor explained the concepts of depreciation and amortization. Think about cash flow and then write an explanation of the concepts for Lucy. Be sure to cite your sources. AICPA (http://www.aicpa.org) Official website

### Compute contribution margin, break-even and margin safety for Paula's Beauty Salon

In the month of June, Paula's Beauty Salon gave 3,500 haircuts, shampoos, and permanents at an average price of \$30. During the month, fixed costs were \$16,800 and variable costs were 80% of sales. 1. Determine the contibution margin in dollars, per unit and as a ratio. 2. Using the contribution margin technique, compute

### Calculate the current price per share for Cali Corporation.

You have been given the following projections for Cali Corporation for the coming year. Sales = 10,000 units Sales price per unit = \$12 Variable cost per unit = \$6 Fixed costs = \$10,000 Long-term debt = \$15,000 Interest rate on long-term debt = 8% Tax rate = 40% Dividend payout ratio = 60% Expected long-term growth ra

### Sources of Funding for Growth: Andy Rexford's Custom Stitches

A Plan for Growth Andy Rexford had started his custom embroidery shop in his garage with just one, two-head machine and an old computer. From this humble beginning, Custom Stitches had grown into a full-time family business with sales of more than \$750,000 a year and supplied the local college and businesses of all sizes wit

### Net income, Total profit margin, Cash flow,

Brandywine Homecare, a not-for-profit business, had revenues of \$12 million in 2007. Expenses other than depreciation totaled 75 percent of revenues, and depreciation expense was \$1.5 million. All revenues were collected in cash during the year and all expenses other than depreciation were paid in cash. 1. What were Brandyw

### nominal GDP and real GDP,,

1.Cindy has decided to retire in 24 yrs. She has \$30,000 available today and wants to invest the money to supplement her pension plan. a. Assume cindy wants to accumulate \$150,000 by her retirement date. Will she achieve her goal is she invests \$30,000 today and earns 6 percent? Please show calculations supporting your answe

### Effect of manufacturer's selling price

If the retail price is fixed at \$1.00, what effect does increasing the retail and wholesale margins have on the manufacturer's selling price? Explain why this is the case.

### Time value of money calculations, Contributed capital, Current liabilities appearing on the balance sheet

Please help me with your own thoughts and solutions and not from internet sites. Please provide thorough and understandable answers. Your uncle offers you a choice of \$20,000 in 50 years or \$45 today. If money is discounted at 13 percent, which offer should you choose? Explain with details and computations. Suppose it is disc

### Effective Rate of Return for Investment 2

Investment 1: Nominal Rate of 9% compounded daily on 365 day year. Investment 2: CD that offers \$9,000 after 27 months. \$7,000 required investment. If you go with investment #2 by how much will the effective rate of return increase. ** I am able to figure out the EFF of Investment #1 but am having difficulty find

### Saint Jude Hospital Opportunity Cost: expand laboratory testing, eye clinic, retail space

An administrator at Saint Jude Hospital is considering how to use some space made available when the outpatient clinic moved to a new building. She has narrowed her choices, as follows: a. Use the space to expand laboratory testing. Expected future annual revenue would be \$330,000; future costs, \$290,000. b. Use the space to

### Need help answering questions 60 Credits

US Army Corps of Engineers - Walla Walla Project retrieved August 17, 2009 from: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/lsr/reports/misc_reports/allocate.htm City of Seattle Budget for 2009 - 2010 retrieved August 17, 2009 from: http://www.cityofseattle.net/financedepartment/0910adoptedbudget/Cost_Allocation_2009_Adopted_and_2010_Endo

### Evaluate Preferred v common stock; corporate bonds; mutual funds

See attached file. 1. What is the difference between preferred stock and common stock? How would you go about researching an investment in preferred stocks? What are its risks? 2. Evaluating Corporate Bonds, answer the questions on the evaluation form attached spreadsheet and answer the questions at the bottom of the s

### Diversified Citrus Industries: Product Price to Wholesalers; Margin; Break Even in Units

After spending \$300,000 for research and development, chemists at Diversified Citrus Industries have developed a new breakfast drink. The drink, called Zap, will provide the consumer with twice the amount of Vitamin C currently available in breakfast drinks. Zap will be packaged in an eight-ounce can and will be introduced to th

### Finding the Break-Even Point in Units and Operating Leverage

1) (Break-even point) You are a hard-working analyst in the office of financial operations for a manufacturing firm that produces a single product. You have developed the following cost structure information for this company. All of it pertains to an output level of 10 million units. Using this information, find the break-eve

### Which Security is More Risky?

Security A has an expected rate of return of 6%, a standard deviation of returns of 30%, a correlation coefficient with the market of -0.25, and a beta coefficient of -0.5. Security B has an expected return of 11%, a standard deviation of returns of 10%, a correlation with the market of 0.75, and a beta coefficient of 0.5. Whi

### Amount of an investment.

The amount of an investment of "P" dollars for "t" years at simple interest rate "r" is given by A= P + Prt. (A) Rewrite this formula by factoring out the greatest common factor on the right-hand side. Explain how you completed this. (B) Find "A" if \$8300 is invested for 3 years at a simple interest rate of 15%. Explain ho

### Compensation: Research on Financial Services Industry

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Conduct research on financial services industries. Identify the prevalent employee benefit practices for that industry. Discuss the discretionary benefits that are offered in your chosen industry. Make sure to discuss protection programs, paid time-off and services. Analyze bo