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1. 
Preferred stock is riskier than long-term debt
because its claim on assets and income come after those of bonds?

a. 
True

b. 
False

2. 
Shelly Inc. bonds have a corporate rate of 8
percent.  The interest is paid
semiannually, and the bonds mature in 12 years. Their par value is $1,000. If you’re
required rate of returns is 9 percent what is the value of the bond? What is
the value if the interest is paid annually?

a. 
If the interest is paid semiannually, the value
of the bonds is $_____

b. 
If the interest paid annually, the value of the
bond is $______

3. 
Assume a firm had such financial problems that
it was about to liquidated after bankruptcy. 
All of the firm’s assets are to be sold following claims against the
firm’s bondholders, preferred stockholders, common stockholders, and federal
income taxes. Of the claims mentioned, what priority would common stockholders
have?

a. 
First

b. 
Second

c. 
Third

d. 
Forth

4. 
TC Corp paid a dividend of $5 per share.  The dividend is expected to grow at a
constant rate of 6.5%PER YEAR. If TC Corp stock is selling for $50.00 per share
the stock holders are expected rate of return is

a. 
17.15%

b. 
16.50%

c. 
13.56%

d. 
11.50%

5. 
At the beginning of the year, you bought a
$1,000 par value corporate bond with an annual coupon rate of 15% and a
maturity date of 16 years. When you bought the bond, it had an expected yield
to maturity of 12 percent. Today the bond sells for $1,390.

What did you pay for the bond?

If you sold the bond at the end of the
year, what would be your one period return investment? Assume that you did not
receive any interest payment during the holding period.

a.The price you paid is $_____

b. If you sold the bond today, your one year
period return investment is ____%

6. 
(Common Stock valuation) Honeywag common stock
is expected to pay $1.50dividends next year, and the market price is projected
to be $49.60 per share by year end. If investors require a rate of return of
10%, what is the current value of the stock?

a. 
The current value of the stock is $__

7. 
Shackleford Corporation net income this year is
$80,000. The company generally retains 35% of net income for reinvestment.  The company’s common equity currently has a
book value of $5,000,000. They just paid a dividend of $1.37, and the required
rate of return on stock is 12%. Compute the value of this stock if dividends
are expected to continue to grow indefinitely at the company’s internal growth
rate.

a. 
$15.63

b. 
$4.35

c. 
$22.61

d. 
$11.42

8. 
Studio 5, Inc. has an issue of preferred that
pays a dividend of $4.00. The preferred stockholders require a rate of return
on this stock of 9%. At what price should the preferred stock sell for? Round
off to the nearest $0.10

a. 
$88.80

b. 
$44.40

c. 
$62.50

d. 
$36.00

9. 
(Preferred stock expected return) You are
planning to purchase 200 shares of preferred stock and must choose between
Stock A and Stock B. Stock A pays an annual dividend of $4.50 and is currently
selling for $35.  Stock B pays and annual
dividend of $4.30 and is selling for $37. 
If your required return is 12.4%, which stock should you choose?

a. 
What is the expected return on Stock A? _____%

b. 
What is the expected return on Stock B? ____%

c. 
If your required return is 12.24yo should choose
either Stock A, Stock B or none.

10. 
Stock W has the following returns for various
states of the economy:

State of the Economy Probability
Stock W’s Return

Recession 9%-72%

Below Average 16%-15%

Average 51%-16%

Above Average 14%-35%

Boom 10%-85%

Stock W’s standard deviation of
return is

a. 
12%

b. 
29%

c. 
37%

d. 
43%

11. 
The expected yield on junk bonds is higher than
on AAA rated bonds because of the higher default risk associated with junk
bonds.

a. 
True

b. 
False

12. 
Historically, investments with the highest
returns have the lowest standard deviations because investors do not like risk.

a. 
True

b. 
False

13. 
(Common Stock valuation) You intend to purchase
Marigo common stock at $49.00 per share, hold it 1 year, and then sell it after
a dividend of $6.75 is paid.  How much
will the stock have appreciate for you to satisfy your required rate of return
of 16%?

a. 
The stock price to appreciate ___%

14. 
?

15. 
?

16. 
Which of the following affect’s value to an
investor?

I. 
Amount of an asset’s expected cash flow

II. 
The riskiness of the cash flow

III. 
Timing of an assets cash flow

IV. 
Investors required rate of return

a. 
I., II, IV.

b. 
I., II., III., IV.

c. 
I., II. IV.

d. 
I. II. III.

17. 
Which of the following is most correct
concerning diversification and risk?

a. 
Diversification is mainly achieved by the
selection of individuals securities of asset held in a portfolio

b. 
Assets allocation is important for pension funds
not for individual investors

c. 
Diversification is mainly achieved by asset
allocation decision, not the selection of individual securities within each
asset category. 

d. 
Large company stocks and small company stocks together
in a portfolio lead to a dramatic reduction in risk because their returns are
negatively correlated

18. 
(Bond Valuation) You own a a 10 year $1,000 par
value bond paying 8% interest annually. The market price of the bond is $875,
and you required rate of return is 12%.

a. 
What is the expected rate of return of the 10
year, $1,000 par value bond paying 8% interest annually if its market price is
$875?  ___%

b. 
What is the value of the bond to you given your
12% required rate of return?  $___

c. 
Should you sell the bond or continue to own it?

I. 
You should sell the bond because the bond’s
yield to maturity is higher than expected rate of return and thus is it’s
undervalued.  

II. 
You should continue to hold the bond’s yield to
maturity is higher than expected rate of return and thus is it’s
undervalued. 

III. 
You should sell the bond because the bond’s
yield to maturity is lower than your expected rate of return and thus it is
overvalued.

IV. 
You should continue to hold the bond because the
bond’s yield to maturity is lower than your expected rate of return and thus it
is overvalued.

S

19. 
(Capital asset pricing model) MFI INC. has a
beta of 1.01. IF the expected market return is 11% and the risk free rate is
6.5%, what is the appropriate required return of MFI(Using CAPM)

a. 
Using CAPM the appropriate required return of
MFI is ____%

20. 
If market interest rates decline

a. 
Short-term bonds will rise in value more than
long-term

b. 
Long-term bonds will rise in value more than
short term

c. 
Short term bonds will decline in value more than
long term

d. 
Long term bonds will decline in value more than
short term bonds

21. 
 (common
stock valuation) Daloton Inc. has a return on equity of 12.4% and retains 54%
of its earnings for reinvestment purposes. 
It recently paid a dividend of $3.00 and the stock is currently selling
for $43.

A. 
What is the growth rate for Dalton Inc.? _____%

B. 
What is the expected return for Dalton stock?
___%

C. 
If you require a 13% return, should you invest
in the firm? Yes or No?

22. 
Charlie Corp. has two bonds outstanding. Both
bonds mature in 10 years, have a face value of $1,000 and have a yield maturity
of 8%. One bond and the other bond has a coupon rate if 8%. Which of the
following statement is true?

a. 
All rational investors will prefer 8% bond
because it pays more interest

b. 
Both Bonds must sell for the same price if
markets are in equilibrium

c. 
The zero coupon bond must have a higher price
because of its greater capital gain potential

d. 
The zero coupon bond must sell for a lower price
than the bond with an 8% coupon rate

23. 
The return on the market portfolio is currently
12%. Mobile phone corporation stockholders require a rate of return of 30% and
the stock has a beta of 3.2. According to CAPM, determine the risk free rate?

a. 
6.50%

b. 
9.80%

c. 
4.64%

d. 
3.82%

24. 
The portfolio beta is simply the sum of the
betas of the individual stocks in the portfolio?

a. 
True

b. 
False

25. 
The risk free rate of interest is 4% and the
market premium is 9%. Howard Corporation has a beta of 2.0 and last year
generated a return of 16% with a standard deviation of returns of 27%. The
required return on Howard Corp stock is?

a. 
14%

b. 
26%

c. 
22%

d. 
36%  

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