Calculating how much should be paid for a stock
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Anybody Coal Co. expects tough economic conditions for the foreseeable future. Their current beta is 1.2, the risk-free rate is 10% and the required rate of return on the market is 15%. Anybody paid a dividend of $4 today. Analysts are predicting a steady decline of 6% per year in dividends for the foreseeable future. What is the most you would be willing to pay for this stock?
First, calculate the expected return on the stock
Let Ea= expected return on stock
Rf = risk free rate
Rm = market return
Ba = beta of stock
Ea = Rf ...
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