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    A stock has a beta of 1.5, the market risk premium is 9%, and the risk-free rate is 5%.

    a. What is the required rate of return on this stock?
    b. What is the expected return on the market?
    c. If based on your personal opinion the stock will generate a return of 20%, is the stock over-valued or under-valued? Would you buy or sell the stock?

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    Part A:

    To find the required rate of return on a stock, you need to use the following formula:
    Required Rate of Return = Risk Free Rate + (Beta * Market Risk Premium)

    Now you plug in the numbers you already know:
    Required Rate of Return = 5% + (1.5 * 9%)
    Required Rate ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution explains how to calculate required rate of return and expected return on the market for a stock given the beta value, market risk premium, and the risk-free rate.

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