# Stock corporations issue, Business and Finance Homework

FINC 5000

Homework Assignment
for Week 4:

Chapter 7:

For Week 4,

1.  What are the two kinds of stock corporations
issue to finance their assets? List the main characteristics of each.

2. (common stock
valuation, constant growth) You’ve discovered a company that is expected to pay
\$2.25 dividend at the end of this year.
The dividend is expected to grow forever at a constant rate of 4% a
year. The required rate of return for this stock is 8%. Given these conditions,
what is the estimated market value per share of this stock?

3. (common stock
valuation, non-constant growth) You’ve discovered a company that is expected to
pay \$2.25 dividend at the end of this year. You estimate the company’s dividends
will grow 10% next year and then at a constant rate of 4% thereafter.  The required rate of return for this stock is
8%. Given these conditions, what is the estimated market value per share of
this stock?

4. (Issues with
the dividend growth model) What are three issues that must be dealt with when
evaluating stocks with the dividend growth model?

5. (The PE
model)  Imagine you are estimating the
market value of Wild West Oil Company’s stock, which is not publicly traded. So
you decide to use the PE model for your valuation.  You observe the following PE Ratio

Company    PE
Ratio (from the Internet)

a.  Exxon-Mobil  10

b.  Chevron  11

c.  ConocoPhillips  14

a. What is the implied “appropriate”
PE for Wild West Oil Company?

b. Assuming Wild West Oil Company’s EPS is
= \$3.10, what is your estimate for the market

value of the company’s stock?

6. (Preferred
stock valuation) You have discovered a company which has issued preferred stock
with a stated annual dividend of 6% of its par value of \$100.  The average yield on preferred stock of this
type among other companies is 7%.  Given
these conditions, what is your estimate of the market value of this company’s
preferred stock?

7.(Efficient
Market Hypothesis)  Define the EMH and
explain its three forms.

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