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    For each of the following four groups of companies, state whether you would expect them to distribute a relatively high or low proportion of current earnings and whether you would expect them to have a relatively high or low price-earnings ratio.

    a. High-risk companies
    b. Companies that have recently experienced a temporary decline in profits
    c. Companies that expect to experience a decline in profits
    d. "Growth" companies with valuable future investment opportunities

    Please provide details. Thanks!

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    a. High-risk companies

    The high-risk firms usually have big variance in their return rates, it might be very high or negative. So we would expect high dividend payout ratio. However, since the price is usually low, it might have a low price-earnings ratio. ...

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