Thursday, 19 November 2015

FIN 534 Week 7 Discussion

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From the scenario, cite your forecasting conclusions that support TFC’s decision to expand to the West Coast market. Speculate as to whether or not the agency conflict discussed in the scenario could become a roadblock to your conclusions. Provide a rationale for your response.
From the mini case, recommend two (2) desired characteristics of a board of directors. Provide support for your response, citing the ways in which these characteristics usually lead to effective corporate governance.

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Monday, 9 November 2015

FIN 534 Homework Set 3

Use the following information for questions 1 through 4:
The Goodman Industries’ and Landry Incorporated’s stock prices and dividends, along with the Market
Index, are shown below. Stock prices are reported for December 31 of each year, and dividends reflect
those paid during the year. The market data are adjusted to include dividends.
Goodman Industries Landry Incorporated Market Index
Year Stock Price Dividend Stock Price Dividend Includes Dividends
2013 $25.88 $1.73 $73.13 $4.50 17495.97
2012 22.13 1.59 78.45 4.35 13178.55
2011 24.75 1.50 73.13 4.13 13019.97
2010 16.13 1.43 85.88 3.75 9651.05
2009 17.06 1.35 90.00 3.38 8403.42
2008 11.44 1.28 83.63 3.00 7058.96
1. Use the data given to calculate annual returns for Goodman, Landry, and the Market Index, and
then calculate average annual returns for the two stocks and the index. (Hint: Remember, returns
are calculated by subtracting the beginning price from the ending price to get the capital gain or
loss, adding the dividend to the capital gain or loss, and then dividing the result by the beginning
price. Assume that dividends are already included in the index. Also, you cannot calculate the
rate of return for 2008 because you do not have 2007 data.)
2. Calculate the standard deviations of the returns for Goodman, Landry, and the Market Index.
(Hint: Use the sample standard deviation formula given in the chapter, which corresponds to the
STDEV function in Excel.)
3. What dividends do you expect for Goodman Industries stock over the next 3 years if you expect
the dividend to grow at the rate of 5% per year for the next 3 years? In other words, calculate D1,
D2, and D3. Note that D0 = $1.50.
4. Assume that Goodman Industries’ stock has a required return of 13%. You will use this required
return rate to discount the dividends calculated earlier. If you plan to buy the stock, hold it for 3
years, and then sell it for $27.05, what is the most you should pay for it?

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

FIN 535 Week 6 Discussion

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Capital Budgeting and Risk Analysis" Please respond to the following:
* From the e-Activity, analyze the reasons why the short-term project that you have chosen might be ranked higher under the NPV criterion if the cost of capital is high, while the long-term project might be deemed better if the cost of capital is low. Determine whether or not changes in the cost of capital could ever cause a change in the internal rate of return (IRR) ranking of two (2).

* From the scenario, take a position for or against TFC’s decision to expand to the West Coast. Provide a rationale for your response in which you cite at least two (2) capital budgeting techniques (e.g., NPV, IRR, Payback Period, etc.) that you used to arrive at your decision.

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

FIN 535 Week 5 Discussion Financial Options and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

Financial Options and Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)" Please respond to the following:
Determine two to three (2-3) methods of using stocks and options to create a risk-free hedge portfolio. Support your answer with examples of these methods being used to create a risk-free hedge portfolio.
* From the scenario, create a unique hypothetical weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and rate of return. Recommend whether or not the company should expand, and defend your position.

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