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# A stock has a beta of .85, the expected return on the market

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A stock has a beta of .85, the expected return on the market is 11 percent, and the risk-free rate is 4.1 percent. What must the expected return on the stock be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Steven, M.Acc. replied 2 years ago.
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Rs = the stock's expected return
Rf = the risk-free rate
Rm = the expected return on the market
β = the stock's beta

Rs = Rf + β(Rm – Rf)
Rs = 0.041 + 0.85(0.11 – 0.041)
Rs = 0.041 + 0.05865
Rs = 0.09965
Rs = 9.965%
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