Quest 1: a) Is it possible to increase return and decrease risk of a portfolio at the same time? b) Why do investors buy common stocks instead of investing all their money in bonds and t bills. Question 2: Use the attached table table to answer - A) If the investor allocates 30% of his money to Scott Corp. and the
Question 1: The AI corporation has a $150 M worth of common stock on which investors require a 17% rate of return. It also has $35 M in bonds that offer a 7% return. a) Compute the WACC assuming that AI is subject to a 40% tax rate. b) Re-compute the WACC assuming that the firm has $85 M in debt and $100 M in stock. c
Question 1 A company is considering a project that produces the attached cash flows. Assume that the appropriate discount rate for this project is 8%. a) Compute the IRR of this project. b) Compute the NPV of this project. c) To select a project would you use IRR or NPV? Explain. d) What is the economic interpre
Minimus sold a 100,000 9% 3 year bond issue due on march 31 year 1 at a price yield to investors 10%. Interest rates are per annum compounded semi-annually. The bond interest is payable each september 30 and march 31, with the first payment due september 30 year 1. Premium or discount is amortized by straight line method. Ye
You are a fixed income fund manager based in UK. A Hungarian government bond paying annual 8.5% coupon with one year remaining life is trading at 99.55. Spot rate of HUF/GBP is 350.72, one year forward HUF/GBP is 356.35. Calculate the fully hedged return if you invest in this bond.
A 3yr bond, annual coupon 3.5%, yield 3.8%, last coupon payment just made. Calculate its price and current yield?
Part 1. Does restricting "private-activity" bonds, the solution set forth by the Federal tax reform act of 1986, make sense if applied by the state on local governments? What are the arguments for state restriction of these bonds? Part 2. Do the arguments for restricting these private activity bonds by the state on local gov
A General Motors bond carries a coupon rate of 8 percent, has 9 years until maturity, and sells at a yield to maturity of 7 percent a) What interest payments do bondholders receive each year? b) At what price does the bond sell? (Assume annual interest payments.) c) What will happen to the bond price if the yield to maturit
Part a Assume you hold a corporate bond with a $1,000 par value paying a 7 ⅝ coupon rate that has two years left until maturity. Calculate the value of the bond if the current market interest rate on a bond of this risk is 9 %. Part b Assume that you hold a share of common stock that will pay a dividend of $5.00
What are the main criticisms that have been levelled against municipal bond rating services? What are the advantages and disadvnatages of replacing the present services with one done by a Federal agency?
Municipal bond ratings and rating services: How are the services of value to issuers? to underwriters and dealers? to investors?
Municipal bond ratings and rating services have been severely criticized from time to time, yet they survive and prosper. Therefore, they must be useful. How are the services of value to issuers? to underwriters and dealers? to investors?
Who are the principal owners of tax-exempt securities? How has this changed over time? What are the main factors in the decisions of the different types of owners about increasing or reducing their holdings of tax-exempt securities?
Some of the empirical research suggests that the net interest cost to issuers is likely to be somewhat higher when a new issue is sold on a negotiated basis (the negotiations being with a single team of underwriters) than on the basis of competing bids from a number of underwriting syndicates. If this is often true, under what c
The single most important reason for the large volume of new issues of tax-exempt bonds during the 1990s has been the refunding of outstanding bonds. What facts does an issuer need and which variables must the issuer (or its financial advisor) forecast, in order to decide whether a proposed refunding is the right course of actio
Suppose you have a coupon bond with a coupon rate 4.5%, face value of $1000 and the bond has 3 years to maturityfrom now. what is the yield to maturity if you purchased the bond for $1000? and what would the price be if the yield to maturity was 10%?
If the price of a bond is higher than its face value yould yield to maturity be higher or lower than the coupon rate in theory? what do we see in the real world?
I have an excel spreadsheet with 2 question on it. They relate to the valuation of bonds. I have provided the answers, however I am not sure how the answers were derived. I need to know the formula used in Excel to arrive at these answers - or - the steps performed on the HP12C Financial Calculator to arrive at these answers. I