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# 1. Over the past ten years, large-company stocks have

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1. Over the past ten years, large-company stocks have returned 18 percent. The risk premium on these stocks was 3.5 percent and the inflation rate was 3.7 percent. What was the risk-free rate of return?
2. Stock A has a beta of 1.25 and an expected return of 29.59%. A risk-free asset currently earns 6.37%. If a portfolio of the two assets has an expected return of 10.92%, what is the beta of this portfolio?
3. Stock A has an expected return of 13.6 percent and a beta of 1. Stock B has an expected return of 6.7 percent and a beta of 0.4. Both stocks have the same reward-to-risk ratio. What is the risk-free rate? That is, what would the risk-free rate have to be for the two stocks to be correctly priced?
4. You were hired as a consultant to ABC Company, whose target capital structure is 47% in debt, 11% in preferred stock, and remainder in common equity. The before-tax cost of debt is 4.1%, the cost of preferred stock is 8.3%, and the cost of common equity is 12.8%. What is its WACC if the tax rate is 37%?
5. ABC has an unlevered cost of capital (Ra) of 16.06%, a cost of debt of 9.26%. What is the target debt-equity ratio if the targeted cost of equity (Rs) is 20.37%? Assume no taxes.
6. A company has the following financing outstanding:
Debt: 189,347 bonds with a quoted price of \$846.1
Preferred Stock: 87,358 shares of preferred stock with a current price of \$114.2
Common Stock: 202,493 shares of common stock with a current price of \$538.5
Compute the weight of preferred stock (Wp)
7. You earned nominal returns of 16.73 percent on your investments for a time period when the risk-free rate was 7.3 percent and the inflation rate was 3.45 percent. What was your real rate of return?
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9. Given the following information, what is the expected return for this stock?
Economy Probability Return
Boom .40 19.36
Normal .30 10.83
Recession .30 2.09
10. ABC is an all-equity firm that has 46,883 shares of stock outstanding at a market price of \$24.82 per share. The firm is considering a capital structure with 43% debt at a rate of 6% and use the proceeds to repurchase shares. Determine the shares outstanding once the debt is issued.
11. The 5.17 percent preferred stock of ABC Floors is selling for \$83.35 a share. What is the firm's cost of preferred stock if the par value per share is \$100?
12. You have a portfolio comprised of the following. What is your portfolio beta?
Stock Value Beta
A \$30,861 2.04
B \$24,157 1.22
C \$25,124 1.38
D \$44,380 1.02
13. The common stock of Josep and Josep has an expected return of 28.62 percent and a beta of 2.2. The expected return on the market is 18.43 percent. What is the risk-free rate?
14. ABC Inc. just paid its first annual dividend of \$3.4 a share. The firm plans to increase the dividend by 7.9 percent per year indefinitely. What is the firm’s cost of equity if the current stock price is \$38 a share?
15. A firm has a weighted average cost of capital (WACC) of 16.62 percent, and a cost of equity of 22.01 percent. The weight of debt is 63.49%. Assume no taxes. What is the firm’s cost of debt?
16. ABC Corporation is comparing two different capital structures, an all equity plan (Plan I) and a levered plan (Plan II). Under Plan I, ABC would have 79,910 shares of stock outstanding. Under Plan II, there would be 32,389 shares of stock outstanding and \$ 532,673 in debt outstanding. The interest rate on debt is 13% and there are no taxes. What is the break-even EBIT?
17. Given the following information, what is the standard deviation for this stock?
Economy Probability Return
Boom .40 4.85
Normal .30 18.96
Recession .30 -11.89
18. Thomas purchased 4,262 shares of EKK stock for \$138,316 one year ago. The stock pays annual dividends of \$3.67 a share. Today, each share is worth \$32.67. What is Thomas’ total dollar return on this investment?
19. You purchased ABC stock five years ago and have earned annual returns of 12.7 percent, 14.1 percent, 18.9 percent, -11.9 percent and -13.6 percent. What is the geometric average return?
20. ABC has an unlevered cost of capital (Ra) of 16.87%, a cost of debt of 4.21%and a tax rate of 0%.What is the cost of equity for a firm (Rs) with a D/E ratio of 1.04?
21. A portfolio is invested 43.7% in Stock A, 11.2% in Stock B, and the remainder in Stock C. The expected returns are 16.9%, 36%, and 14% respectively. What is the portfolio's expected returns?
22. ABC Company has a cost of equity of 20.08 percent and a pre-tax cost of debt of 9.58 percent. The firm's target weighted average cost of capital is 12.41 percent and its tax rate is 29.33 percent. What is the firm's D/E ratio
23. The risk-free rate is 4.71%, the market risk premium is 8.18%, and the stock’s beta is 0.3. What is the cost of common stock (Ke)?
24. ABC Inc. issued eight-year, 8 percent semi-annual coupon bonds at par. Today, the bonds are priced at \$888. What is the firm’s after-tax cost of debt if the tax rate is 38%?
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