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63. Show Boat Dinner Theatres has paid annual dividends of $0.32, $0.48, and $0.60 a share over the past three years, respectively. The company now predicts that it will maintain a constant dividend since its business has leveled off and sales are expected to remain relatively flat. Given the lack of future growth, you will only buy this stock if you can earn at least a 16 percent rate of return. What is the maximum amount you are willing to pay for one share of this stock today?
A. $3.43
B. $3.75
C. $4.43
D. $4.69
E. $4.82




64. The common stock of Auto Deliveries sells for $28.16 a share. The stock is expected to pay $1.35 per share next year when the annual dividend is distributed. The firm has established a pattern of increasing its dividends by 3 percent annually and expects to continue doing so. What is the market rate of return on this stock?
A. 7.42 percent
B. 7.79 percent
C. 19.67 percent
D. 20.14 percent
E. 20.86 percent




65. The current dividend yield on Clayton's Metals common stock is 2.5 percent. The company just paid a $1.48 annual dividend and announced plans to pay $1.54 next year. The dividend growth rate is expected to remain constant at the current level. What is the required rate of return on this stock?
A. 6.55 percent
B. 6.82 percent
C. 7.08 percent
D. 7.39 percent
E. 7.75 percent



66. Northern Gas recently paid a $2.80 annual dividend on its common stock. This dividend increases at an average rate of 3.8 percent per year. The stock is currently selling for $26.91 a share. What is the market rate of return?
A. 13.88 percent
B. 14.03 percent
C. 14.21 percent
D. 14.37 percent
E. 14.60 percent




67. Denver Shoppes will pay an annual dividend of $1.46 a share next year with future dividends increasing by 4.2 percent annually. What is the market rate of return if the stock is currently selling for $38.90 a share?
A. 6.55 percent
B. 7.13 percent
C. 7.46 percent
D. 7.95 percent
E. 8.29 percent

68. Great Lakes Health Care common stock offers an expected total return of 9.2 percent. The last annual dividend was $2.10 a share. Dividends increase at a constant 2.6 percent per year. What is the dividend yield?
A. 3.75 percent
B. 4.20 percent
C. 4.55 percent
D. 5.25 percent
E. 6.60 percent




69. Electronics, Inc. common stock returned a nifty 22.68 percent rate of return last year. The dividend amount was $0.25 a share which equated to a dividend yield of 0.84 percent. What was the rate of price appreciation for the year?
A. 21.84 percent
B. 22.38 percent
C. 22.60 percent
D. 22.87 percent
E. 23.52 percent

70. Roy's Welding Supplies common stock sells for $38 a share and pays an annual dividend that increases by 3 percent annually. The market rate of return on this stock is 8.20 percent. What is the amount of the last dividend paid?
A. $1.80
B. $1.86
C. $1.92
D. $1.98
E. $2.10


71. Douglass Gardens pays an annual dividend that is expected to increase by 4.1 percent per year. The stock commands a market rate of return of 12.6 percent and sells for $24.90 a share. What is the expected amount of the next dividend?
A. $2.03
B. $2.12
C. $3.17
D. $2.20
E. $2.28

72. Atlas Mines has adopted a policy of increasing the annual dividend on its common stock at a constant rate of 2.75 percent annually. The firm just paid an annual dividend of $1.67. What will the dividend be six years from now?
A. $1.88
B. $1.92
C. $1.97
D. $2.02
E. $2.05




73. A stock pays a constant annual dividend and sells for $56.10 a share. If the market rate of return on this stock is 15.85 percent, what is the amount of the next annual dividend?
A. $7.67
B. $7.94
C. $8.21
D. $8.89
E. $10.30



74. You want to purchase some shares of Green World stock but need a 15 percent rate of return to compensate for the perceived risk of such ownership. What is the maximum you are willing to spend per share to buy this stock if the company pays a constant $0.90 annual dividend per share?
A. $5.40
B. $6.00
C. $6.90
D. $7.20
E. $7.80


75. Home Canning Products common stock sells for $44.96 a share and has a market rate of return of 12.8 percent. The company just paid an annual dividend of $1.04 per share. What is the dividend growth rate?
A. 8.29 percent
B. 8.45 percent
C. 9.23 percent
D. 9.67 percent
E. 10.25 percent



76. Winter Time Adventures is going to pay an annual dividend of $2.86 a share on its common stock next year. This year, the company paid a dividend of $2.75 a share. The company adheres to a constant rate of growth dividend policy. What will one share of this common stock be worth five years from now if the applicable discount rate is 11.7 percent?
A. $43.45
B. $43.87
C. $44.15
D. $45.19
E. $47.00




77. Hightower Pharmacy just paid a $3.10 annual dividend. The company has a policy of increasing the dividend by 3.8 percent annually. You would like to purchase 100 shares of stock in this firm but realize that you will not have the funds to do so for another four years. If you require a 16 percent rate of return, how much will you be willing to pay per share for the 100 shares when you can afford to make this investment?
A. $29.50
B. $30.62
C. $31.12
D. $31.78
E. $32.47

78. National Warehousing just announced it is increasing its annual dividend to $1.18 next year and establishing a policy whereby the dividend will increase by 3.25 percent annually thereafter. How much will one share of this stock be worth 8 years from now if the required rate of return is 9.5 percent?
A. $24.38
B. $25.68
C. $26.51
D. $27.02
E. $27.37


79. Shares of Hot Donuts common stock are currently selling for $32.35. The last annual dividend paid was $1.10 per share and the market rate of return is 10.7 percent. At what rate is the dividend growing?
A. 7.06 percent
B. 8.67 percent
C. 10.42 percent
D. 12.60 percent
E. 14.10 percent



80. Combined Communications is a new firm in a rapidly growing industry. The company is planning on increasing its annual dividend by 15 percent a year for the next 4 years and then decreasing the growth rate to 3.5 percent per year. The company just paid its annual dividend in the amount of $0.20 per share. What is the current value of one share of this stock if the required rate of return is 15.5 percent?
A. $1.82
B. $2.04
C. $2.49
D. $2.71
E. $3.05




81. KL Airlines paid an annual dividend of $1.42 a share last month. The company is planning on paying $1.50, $1.75, and $1.80 a share over the next 3 years, respectively. After that, the dividend will be constant at $2 per share per year. What is the market price of this stock if the market rate of return is 10.5 percent?
A. $15.98
B. $16.07
C. $18.24
D. $21.16
E. $24.10

82. Renew It, Inc., is preparing to pay its first dividend. It is going to pay $0.45, $0.60, and $1 a share over the next three years, respectively. After that, the company has stated that the annual dividend will be $1.25 per share indefinitely. What is this stock worth to you per share if you demand a 10.8 percent rate of return on stocks of this type?
A. $6.67
B. $8.21
C. $10.14
D. $11.47
E. $12.03


83. Diets For You announced today that it will begin paying annual dividends next year. The first dividend will be $0.12 a share. The following dividends will be $0.15, $0.20, $0.50, and $0.60 a share annually for the following 4 years, respectively. After that, dividends are projected to increase by 4 percent per year. How much are you willing to pay to buy one share of this stock today if your desired rate of return is 8.5 percent?
A. $9.67
B. $9.94
C. $10.38
D. $10.50
E. $10.86

84. Crystal Glass recently paid $3.60 as an annual dividend. Future dividends are projected at $3.80, $4.10, and $4.25 over the next 3 years, respectively. Beginning 4 years from now, the dividend is expected to increase by 3.25 percent annually. What is one share of this stock worth to you if you require a 12.5 percent rate of return on similar investments?
A. $42.92
B. $43.40
C. $45.12
D. $45.88
E. $46.50




85. Langley Enterprises pays a constant dividend of $0.60 a share. The company announced today that it will continue to pay the dividend for another 2 years after which time all dividends will cease. What is one share of this stock worth today if the required rate of return is 16.5 percent?
A. $0.92
B. $0.96
C. $1.04
D. $1.09
E. $1.20

86. Yesteryear Productions pays no dividend at the present time. The company plans to start paying an annual dividend in the amount of $0.40 a share for two years commencing four years from today. After that time, the company plans on paying a constant $0.75 a share annual dividend indefinitely. How much are you willing to pay to buy a share of this stock today if your required return is 11.6 percent?
A. $3.78
B. $4.22
C. $4.37
D. $4.71
E. $4.98




87. Sweatshirts Unlimited is downsizing. The company paid a $2.80 annual dividend last year. The company has announced plans to lower the dividend by 25 percent each year. Once the dividend amount becomes zero, the company will cease all dividends and go out of business. You have a required rate of return of 15.5 percent on this particular stock given the company's situation. What are your shares in this firm worth today on a per share basis?
A. $5.19
B. $6.91
C. $8.68
D. $19.29
E. $22.11

88. Dexter Metals, paid its first annual dividend yesterday in the amount of $0.18 a share. The company plans to double each annual dividend payment for the next 3 years. After that time, it plans to pay $1.25 a share for 2 years than then pay a constant dividend of $1.60 per share indefinitely. What is one share of this stock worth today if the market rate of return on similar securities is 10.24 percent?
A. $12.32
B. $12.77
C. $13.20
D. $14.26
E. $14.79




89. Marshall Arts Studios just paid an annual dividend of $1.36 a share. The firm plans to pay annual dividends of $1.40, $1.46, and $1.58 over the next 3 years, respectively. After that time, the dividends will be held constant at $1.60 per share. What is this stock worth today at a 9 percent discount rate?
A. $14.08
B. $14.30
C. $16.67
D. $16.79
E. $17.46

90. Home Care Providers is paying an annual dividend of $1.10 every other year. The last dividend was paid two years ago. The firm will continue this policy until 3 more dividend payments have been paid. One year after the last dividend normal payment, the company plans to pay a final liquidating dividend of $40 per share. What is the current market value of this stock if the required return is 17 percent?
A. $18.92
B. $20.74
C. $23.16
D. $24.14
E. $24.53


91. Last year, Hansen Delivery paid an annual dividend of $3.20 per share. The company has been reducing the dividends by 10 percent annually. How much are you willing to pay to purchase stock in this company if your required rate of return is 11.5 percent?
A. $1.92
B. $7.87
C. $13.40
D. $21.16
E. $24.08



92. Beatrice Markets is expecting a period of intense growth and has decided to retain more of its earnings to help finance that growth. As a result, it is going to reduce its annual dividend by 30 percent a year for the next 2 years. After that, it will maintain a constant dividend of $2.50 a share. Last year, the company paid $3.60 as the annual dividend per share. What is the market value of this stock if the required rate of return is 14.5 percent?
A. $14.63
B. $16.70
C. $18.08
D. $19.61
E. $21.23




93. Bonnie's Ice Cream is expecting its ice cream sales to decline due to the increased interest in healthy eating. Thus, the company has announced that it will be reducing its annual dividend by 2 percent a year for the next five years. After that, it will maintain a constant dividend of $2 a share. Last year, the company paid $2.20 per share. What is this stock worth to you if you require a 9.5 percent rate of return?
A. $16.21
B. $17.48
C. $18.64
D. $19.09
E. $21.36


94. J&J Foods wants to issue some 7 percent preferred stock that has a stated liquidating value of $100 a share. The company has determined that stocks with similar characteristics provide a 12.8 percent rate of return. What should the offer price be?
A. $37.26
B. $41.38
C. $48.20
D. $54.69
E. $62.60




95. The preferred stock of Rail Lines, Inc., pays an annual dividend of $7.50 and sells for $59.70 a share. What is the rate of return on this security?
A. 10.38 percent
B. 11.63 percent
C. 12.56 percent
D. 12.72 percent
E. 12.84 percent

96. Marie owns shares of Deltona Productions preferred stock which she says provides her with a constant 14.3 percent rate of return. The stock is currently priced at $45.45 a share. What is the amount of the dividend per share?
A. $6.00
B. $6.25
C. $6.50
D. $6.60
E. $7.00


97. Zylo, Inc. preferred stock pays a $7.50 annual dividend. What is the maximum price you are willing to pay for one share of this stock today if your required return is 9.75 percent?
A. $32.26
B. $35.48
C. $72.68
D. $76.92
E. $79.81




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