# FINANCE

March 14, 2016

Question 1-Suppose a stock had an initial price of \$76.77 per share, paid a dividend of \$9.6 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of \$101.8. What are the percentage returns if you own 25 shares?Answer=?

Question 2-You have observed the following returns on ABC’s stocks over the last five years:2.5%, 8.5%, 11.1%, 10.7%, 8.3%

What is the geometric average returns on the stock over this five-year period.

Question 3 Suppose the nominal rate is 14.62% and the inflation rate is 5.49%. Solve for the real rate.Answer=?

Question 4-Calculate the expected returns of your portfolio

Stock Invest Exp Ret

A \$266 7.7%

B \$857 13.9%

C \$1,133 25.4%

Question 5-You have observed the following returns on ABC’s stocks over the last five years:

3.4%, 8.6%, -7.6%, 10.1%, -6.5%

What is the arithmetic average returns on the stock over this five-year period.

Question 6-Suppose the returns for Stock A for last six years was 4%, 7%, 8%, -2%, 9%, and 7%. Compute the standard deviation of the returns. Answer=?

Question 7-Suppose a stock had an initial price of \$84.36 per share, paid a dividend of \$5.1 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of \$107.65. What are the percentage returns? Answer=?

Question 8- A portfolio is invested 45.7% in Stock A, 24.8% in Stock B, and the remainder in Stock C. The expected returns are 17.1%, 31.9%, and 24.6% respectively. What is the portfolio’s expected returns? Answer=?

Question 9-You own a portfolio invested 11.08% in Stock A, 17.17% in Stock B, 17.61% in Stock C, and the remainder in Stock D. The beta of these four stocks are 1.11, 0.69, 0.61, and 0.82. What is the portfolio beta? Answer?

Question 10-Suppose a stock had an initial price of \$72.3 per share, paid a dividend of \$6.6 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of \$88.16. If you own 88 shares, what are the dollar returns? Answer-?

Question 11-Suppose the real rate is 3.02% and the nominal rate is 13.89%. Solve for the inflation rate. Answer?

Question 12-You have observed the following returns on ABC’s stocks over the last five years:4.9%, 8.1%, -13%, 11.2%, -8.6%

What is the geometric average returns on the stock over this five-year period. Answer?

Question 13-Suppose a stock had an initial price of \$70.2 per share, paid a dividend of \$7.6 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of \$109.5. What are the percentage returns?Answer=?

Question 14-Calculate the expected returns of your portfolio

Stock Invest Exp Ret

A \$179 3.7%

B \$617 16.7%

C \$319 27.8%

Question 15-You have observed the following returns on ABC’s stocks over the last five years:2.1%, 8.6%, 6.6%, 12.5%, 3.6%

What is the arithmetic average returns on the stock over this five-year period. Answer=?

Question 16-Based on the following information, calculate the expected returns:

Prob Return

Recession 30% 36.4%

Boom 70% 9.8%

Question 17-You own a portfolio invested 16.07% in Stock A, 15.88% in Stock B, 15.86% in Stock C, and the remainder in Stock D. The beta of these four stocks are 1.09, 1.02, 0.9, and 0.54. What is the portfolio beta Answer=? 1 points

Question 18-Suppose the real rate is 2.05% and the inflation rate is 3.52%. Solve for the nominal rate. Answer=?

Question 19-Suppose a stock had an initial price of \$74.37 per share, paid a dividend of \$5.2 per share during the year, and had an ending share price of \$83.55. What are the dollar returns? Answer?

Question 20- A \$36,000 portfolio is invested in a risk-free security and two stocks. The beta of stock A is 1.29 while the beta of stock B is 0.90. One-half of the portfolio is invested in the risk-free security. How much is invested in stock A if the beta of the portfolio is 0.58?

Answer= \$6,000 \$9,000 \$12,000 \$15,000 \$18,000

Question 21-You own a portfolio that has \$1,900 invested in Stock A and \$2,700 invested in Stock B. If the expected returns on these stocks are 9 percent and 15 percent, respectively, what is the expected return on the portfolio?

Answer= 10.57 percent 11.14 percent 11.96 percent

12.52 percent 13.07 percent

Question 22-What is the beta of the following portfolio?

Stock Value Beta

S \$32,800 0.97

T \$16,700 1.26

U \$21,100 0.79

V \$4,600 1.48