# Stock Value Today Using the Beta and Growth Rate

Next year's dividend for ERT stock is expected to be $4.00. You expect it to be $4.00 in 2 years, also, but then you expect it to grow at an 8% annual rate forever. If the risk-free rate of interest is 1%, the expected market return is 9%, and the ERT's beta is 2.0 then what is the price of the stock, today?

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Answer: 41.41

First calculate the required rate of return r

r = r f + beta (r m - r f)

r f = 1%

beta A= 2

r ...

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All the calculations to find the current price of the stock described are shown in addition to the Excel sheet used to calculate them.

$2.19