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Stock Repurchase, Dividend Policy

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1) Indicate whether the following statements are true or false. If the statement is false, explain why.

a. If a firm repurchases its stock in the open market, the shareholders who tender the stock are subject to capital gains taxes.

b. If you own 100 shares in a company's stock and the company's stock splits 2-for-1, you will own 200 shares in the company following the split.

c. Some dividend reinvestment plans increase the amount of equity capital available to the firm.

d. The Tax Code encourages companies to pay a large percentage of their net income in the form of dividends

e. If your company has established a clientele of investors who prefer large dividends, the company is unlikely to adopt a residual dividend policy.

f. If a firm follows a residual dividend policy, holding all else constant, its dividend payout will tend to rise whenever the firm's investment opportunities improve.

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1) Indicate whether the following statements are true or false. If the statement is false, explain why.
a. If a firm repurchases its stock in the open market, the shareholders who tender the stock are subject to capital gains taxes.
TRUE
b. If you own 100 shares in a company's stock and the company's stock splits 2-for-1, you will own 200 shares in the company following the split.
TRUE
After a 2-for-1 stock split, you end up with 2 shares for every 1 share held. Thus if you own 100 shares in a company's stock and the company's stock splits 2-for-1, you will own 2 x 100 = 200 shares in the company following the split.

c. Some dividend reinvestment plans increase the amount of ...

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