Posted by **Heidi** on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:11am.

1) growth rates

The stock price of the company is $76

investors require a 14% rate of return on similar stocks

If the company plans to pay a dividend of $5.00 next year

the expected growth rate of the company's stock price is ______ percent

2) non constant dividends

A company has just paid a dividend of $13.00 per share.

They will increase the dividend by $6.00 per share for each of the next three years and then never pay another dividend. If you require a 15% return on the company's stock, you will pay $ _________ per share today

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**economyst**, Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:57am
First, Finance is not my area.

That said, I would think that if someone expects a 14% rate of return, either in dividends or price per share, then 1.14*76 = 86.64 with no dividends and 86.64-5. = 81.64 with a $5 dividend. The growth rate = 1- 81.64/76 = 7.4%

2) assuming that there is no expected growth in the stock price, and I expect to sell after the 3rd dividend payment. Dividends 1,2, and 3 years from now are 19, 25, and 31. Deflate each of these by 15% per year. X=15/1.15 + 25/(1.15^2) + 31/(1.15)^3 = 55.81

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