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1. Suppose you bought 300 shares of stock at an initial price of $39 per share. The stock paid a dividend of $0.32 per share during the following year, and the share price at the end of the year was $45. Compute your total dollar return on this investment. (Omit the “$” sign in your response.)

2. Suppose you bought 200 shares of stock at an initial price of $38 per share. The stock paid a dividend of $0.30 per share during the following year, and the share price at the end of the year was $41.

a. What is the capital gains yield? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.)

Capital gains yield ? %

b. What is the dividend yield? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.)

Dividend yield ? %

c. What is the total rate of return on the investment? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Omit the”%”sign in your response.)

Total rate of return ? %

3. The rate of return on Cherry Jalopies, Inc., stock over the last five years was 17 percent, 11 percent, -1 percent, 7 percent, and 10 percent. Over the same period, the return on Straw Construction Company’s stock was 16 percent, 22 percent, -1 percent, 5 percent, and 12 percent. Calculate the variances and the standard deviations for Cherry and Straw. (Round your variance to 5 decimal places and standard deviation to 2 decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.) Cherry Straw

Variance ? ?

Standard deviation ? % ? %

4. A particular stock has a dividend yield of 1.9 percent. Last year, the stock price fell from $76 to $70. What was the return for the year? (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign. Round your answer to 2 decimal place. Omit the “%” sign in your response.)

5. A stock has had returns of 25 percent, 12 percent, 6 percent, -17 percent, -6 percent, and 22 percent over the last six years. What are the arithmetic and geometric returns for the stock? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.) Arithmetic return ? %

Geometric return ? %

6. Your grandfather invested $1,000 in a stock 41 years ago. Currently the value of his account is $221,000. What is his geometric return over this period? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.) Geometric return ? %

7. You have found an asset with a 12.10 percent arithmetic average return and a 9.60 percent geometric return. Your observation period is 30 years. What is your best estimate of the return of the asset over the next 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Omit the “%” sign in your response.) 5 years ? %

10 years ? %

20 years ? %