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Here is information on Stock A and B:

Stock A Stock B
Expected Dividends Next Year $1.00 $2.33
Expected Constant ROE 20% 20%
Expected Retention Rate 70% 30%
Required Return on Stocks of = risk 20% 20%

Which stock is more sensitive to changes in risk premiums and growth expectations?
Also, would you consider either a true growth stock?

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Stock A: g=ROE*Retention Rate = 0.2*0.7=0.14
Then Po = D1 / (k-g) = 1/(0.2-0.14) = $ 16.67

Stock B: g=ROE*Retention Rate = 0.2*0.3=0.06
Then Po = D1 / (k-g) = 2.33/(0.2-0.06) = $ 16.64

Their price are almost the same, however, we notice the major difference between the two stocks are their dividends and growth rate (which results from different retention rate)

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