7-21 Compute Bond Price Compute the price of a 3.8 percent coupon bond with 15 years left to maturity and a market interest rate of 6.8 percent. (Assume interest payments are semiannual.) Is this a discount or premium bond?
7-27 Yield to Maturity A 5.65 percent coupon bond with 18 years left to maturity is offered for sale at $1,035.25. What yield to maturity is the bond offering? (Assume interest payments are semiannual.)
8-19 Value a Constant Growth Stock Financial analysts forecast Safeco Corp.’s (SAF) growth rate for the future to be 8 percent. Safeco’s recent dividend was $0.88. What is the value of Safeco stock when the required return is 12 percent?
8-21 Expected Return Ecolap Inc. (ECL) recently paid a $0.46 dividend. The dividend is expected to grow at a 14.5 percent rate. At a current stock price of $44.12, what is the return shareholders are expecting?
9-33 Risk, Return, and Their Relationship Consider the following annual returns of Estee Lauder and Lowe’s Companies
Estee Lauder Lowe’s Companies
year 1 23.4% -6.0%
year2 – 26.0 16.1
year 3 17.6 4.2
year 4 49.9 48.0
year 5 – 16.8 – 19.0
Compute each stock’s average return, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation. Which stock appears better? Why?