Question 1
Last year Mike bought 100 shares of Dallas Corporation common stock for $53 per share. During the year he received dividends of $1.45 per share. The stock is currently selling for $60 per share. What rate of return did Mike earn over the year?
Answer
11.7 percent  
13.2 percent  
14.1 percent  
15.9 percent 
Question 2
Emmy Lou, Inc. has an expected dividend next year of $5.60 per share, a growth rate of dividends of 10 percent, and a required return of 20 percent. The value of a share of Emmy Lou, Inc.’s common stock is ________.
Answer
$28.00  
$56.00  
$22.40  
$18.67 
Question 3
Systematic risk is also referred to as
Answer
diversifiable risk.  
economic risk.  
nondiversifiable risk.  
not relevant. 
Question 4
Nico Corporation’s common stock is expected to pay a dividend of $3.00 forever and currently sells for $21.42. What is the required rate of return?
Answer
10%  
12%  
13%  
14% 
Question 5
A firm has experienced a constant annual rate of dividend growth of 9 percent on its common stock and expects the dividend per share in the coming year to be $2.70. The firm can earn 12 percent on similar risk involvements. The value of the firm’s common stock is ________.
Answer
$22.50/share  
$9/share  
$90/share  
$30/share 
Question 6
Tangshan China Company’s stock is currently selling for $80.00 per share. The expected dividend one year from now is $4.00 and the required return is 13 percent. What is Tangshan’s dividend growth rate assuming that dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate forever?
Answer
8%  
9%  
10%  
11% 
Question 7
Tangshan China’s stock is currently selling for $160.00 per share and the firm’s dividends are expected to grow at 5 percent indefinitely. Assuming Tangshan China’s most recent dividend was $5.50, what is the required rate of return on Tangshan’s stock?
Answer
7.3%  
8.6%  
9.5%  
10.6%  
Question 8 The expected value, standard deviation of returns, and coefficient of variation for asset A are ________. (See table below.) Answer

Question 10
Nico Custom Cycles’ common stock currently pays no dividends. The company plans to begin paying dividends beginning 3 years from today. The first dividend will be $3.00 and dividends will grow at 5 percent per year thereafter. Given a required return of 15 percent, what would you pay for the stock today?
Answer
$25.33  
$18.73  
$29.86  
$22.68  
Question 11 The ________ are sometimes referred to as the residual owners of the corporation. Answer

Question 12
Asset P has a beta of 0.9. The riskfree rate of return is 8 percent, while the return on the market portfolio of assets is 14 percent. The asset’s required rate of return is
Answer
13.4 percent.  
6.0 percent.  
5.4 percent.  
10 percent. 
Question 13
Asset Y has a beta of 1.2. The riskfree rate of return is 6 percent, while the return on the market portfolio of assets is 12 percent. Asset Y’s risk premium is
Answer
7.2 percent.  
6.0 percent.  
13.2 percent.  
10 percent. 
Question 14
Table 8.3
Consider the following two securities X and Y.
Which asset (X or Y) in Table 8.3 has the least total risk? Which has the least systematic risk?
Answer
X; X.  
X; Y.  
Y; X.  
Y; Y. 
Question 15
A firm has an expected dividend next year of $1.20 per share, a zero growth rate of dividends, and a required return of 10 percent. The value of a share of the firm’s common stock is ________.
Answer
$120  
$10  
$12  
$100 
Question 16
An investment advisor has recommended a $50,000 portfolio containing assets R, J, and K; $25,000 will be invested in asset R, with an expected annual return of 12 percent; $10,000 will be invested in asset J, with an expected annual return of 18 percent; and $15,000 will be invested in asset K, with an expected annual return of 8 percent. The expected annual return of this portfolio is
Answer
12.67%.  
12.00%.  
10.00%.  
unable to be determined from the information provided. 
Question 17
Julian is considering purchasing the stock of Pepsi Cola because he really loves the taste of Pepsi. What should Julian be willing to pay for Pepsi today if it is expected to pay a $2 dividend in one year and he expects dividends to grow at 5 percent indefinitely? Julian requires a 12 percent return to make this investment.
Answer
$28.57  
$29.33  
$31.43  
$43.14  
Question 18 What is the expected market return if the expected return on asset X is 20 percent, its beta is 1.5, and the risk free rate is 5 percent? Answer

Question 19
Patrick Company expects to generate freecash of $120,000 per year forever. If the firm’s required return is 12 percent, the market value of debt is $300,000, the market value of preferred stock is $70,000, and the company has 100,000 shares of stock outstanding. What is the value of Patrick’s stock?
Answer
$6.30  
$10.00  
$7.00  
$9.70 
Question 20
A firm has an issue of preferred stock outstanding that has a stated annual dividend of $4. The required return on the preferred stock has been estimated to be 16 percent. The value of the preferred stock is ________.
Answer
$64  
$16  
$25  
$50 