Week 5 Problem Set
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Chapter 10 (pages 345–348):
You bought a stock one year ago for $50 per share and sold it today for $55 per share. It paid a $1 per share dividend today.
a. R=(1+(55-50))/50= 0.12 or 12%
b. div =1/50= .02 or 2%
capital gain =(55-50)/50= .10 or 10%
The return on the equity investment is 12% and Dividend yield is 10%.
Consider two local banks. Bank A has 100 loans outstanding, each ...view middle of the document...
In the second economy, stock returns are independent—one stock increasing in price has no effect on the prices of other stocks. Assuming you are risk-averse and you could choose one of the two economies in which to invest, which one would you choose? Explain.
Economy would be chosen by the risk investor because the risk shows diversity in a large portfolio.
What does the beta of a stock measure? The amount of system risk in a stock.
TABLE 10.6 Betas with Respect to the S&P 500 for Individual Stocks (based on monthly data for 2007–2012)
Company | Ticker | Industry | Equity Beta |
General Mills | GIS | Packaged Foods | 0.20 |
Consolidated Edison | ED | Utilities | 0.28 |
The Hershey Company | HSY | Packaged Foods | 0.28 |
Abbott Laboratories | ABT | Pharmaceuticals | 0.31 |
Newmont Mining | NEM | Gold | 0.32 |
Wal-Mart Stores | WMT | Superstores | 0.35 |
Clorox | CLX | Household Products | 0.39 |
Kroger | KR | Food Retail | 0.42 |
Altria Group | MO | Tobacco | 0.43 |
Amgen | AMGN | Biotechnology | 0.44 |
McDonald’s | | | MCD |
Procter & Gamble | PG | Household Products | 0.47 |
Pepsico | PEP | Soft Drinks | 0.51 |
Coca-Cola | KO | Soft Drinks | 0.54 |
Johnson & Johnson | JNJ | Pharmaceuticals | 0.59 |
PetSmart | PETM | Specialty Stores | 0.75 |
Molson Coors Brewing | TAP | Brewers | 0.78 |
Nike | NKE | Footwear | 0.91 |
Microsoft | MSFT | Systems Software | 1.01 |
Southwest Airlines | LUV | Airlines | 1.09 |
Intel | INTC | Semiconductors | 1.09 |
Whole Foods Market | WFM | Food Retail | 1.10 |
Foot Locker | FL | Apparel Retail | 1.11 |
Oracle | ORCL | Systems Software | 1.12 |
Amazon.com | AMZN | Internet Retail | 1.13 |
Google | GOOG | Internet Software and Services | 1.14 |
Starbucks | SBUX | Restaurants | 1.20 |
Walt Disney | DIS | Movies and Entertainment | 1.21 |
Cisco Systems | CSCO | Communications Equipment | 1.23 |
Apple | AAPL | Computer Hardware | 1.26 |
PulteGroup | PHM | Homebuilding | 1.28 |
Dell | DELL | Computer Hardware | 1.41 |
salesforce.com | CRM | Application Software | 1.47 |
Marriott International | MAR | Hotels and Resorts | 1.48 |
eBay | EBAY | Internet Software and Services | 1.48 |
Coach | COH | Apparel and Luxury Goods | 1.60 |
Macy’s | | | M |
Juniper Networks | JNPR | Communications Equipment | 1.71 |
Williams-Sonoma | WSM | Home Furnishing Retail | 1.72 |
Tiffany & Co. | TIF | Apparel and Luxury Goods | 1.80 |
Caterpillar | CAT | Construction Machinery | 1.85 |
Ethan Allen Interiors | ETH | Home Furnishings | 1.95 |
Autodesk | ADSK | Application Software | 2.14 |
Harley-Davidson | HOG | Motorcycle Manufacturers | 2.23...