# Standard deviation, current stock price, expected ROR

15. Returns for the Shields Company over the last 3 years are shown below. What's the standard deviation of Shields' returns? (Hint: This is a sample, not a complete population, so the sample standard deviation formula should be used.)

Year Return

2006 21.50%

2005 -12.50%

2004 24.20%

16. The Zumwalt Company is expected to pay a dividend of $2.25 per share at the end of the year, and that dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5.00% per year in the future. The company's beta is 1.15, the market risk premium is 5.50%, and the risk-free rate is 4.00%. What is the company's current stock price?

17. If D1 = $1.25, g (which is constant) = 5.5%, and P0 = $44, what is the stock's expected total return for the coming year?

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15. Returns for the Shields Company over the last 3 years are shown below. What's the standard deviation of Shields' returns? (Hint: This is a sample, not a complete population, so the sample standard deviation formula should be used.)

Year Return

2006 21.50%

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This provides the steps to compute the standard deviation, current stock price, expected ROR: Shields, Zumwalt