# Calculating how much should be paid for a stock

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?

a) $0

b) $42.40

c) $44.94

d) $17.09

e) $25.00

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#### Solution Preview

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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