1) US Frozen Foods company common stock sells for $25 per share Investors expect it to pay $150 in d

1) US Frozen Foods company common stock sells for $25 per share 

Investors expect it to pay $150 in dividendsnext year and they also expect it to increase dividends by 5% a year indefinitely 

What is the expected return on this stock?

Describe the risk profile of the business of Walt Disney Where do the company risks come from – mark

  • Describe the risk profile of the business of Walt Disney
  • Where do the company risks come from – market, firm, industry, currency, etc)
  • Look up the company beta and describe what it means
  • Compare the debt ratio of the company against a competitor
  • Describe the risks and advantages of the company’s debt level and indicate whether you believe it could/should be higher or lower

Discuss 5 of the most common cognitive changes that happen as we age Can they be manipulated in any

Discuss 5 of the most common cognitive changes that happen as we age Can they be manipulated in any way to prolong favorable out comes?

Discussion “Capital Structure and Tax Shields” A Go to Yahoo! Financeâ??s Website, located at http:/

Discussion 

“Capital Structure and Tax Shields”

A Go to Yahoo! Finance’s Website, located at
http://financeyahoocom/, and navigate to the page of the publicly traded
stock you chose in Week 1 Then, click on the “SEC Filings” link on the
left-hand side of the page under “COMPANY” Review the debt structure of the
company you have chosen by reading the company’s latest quarterly report and
determining whether it has any convertible bonds or long-term debt Recommend
two (2) actions that the selected company can take in order to optimize its
capital structure Provide a rationale for your recommendation

B Recommend two (2) uses of a tax shield that can improve
return on the equity of a firm Determine what the optimal degree of leverage would
be as far as the firm’s capital structure is concerned Suggest two (2)
strategies you would use to optimize shareholder value by altering the firm’s
capital structure

During a diversity management session, a manager suggests that stereotypes are a necessary part of w 1 answer below »

During a diversity management session, a manager suggests that stereotypes are a necessary part of working with others “I have to make assumptions about what’s in the other person’s head, and stereotypes help me do that,” she explains “It’s better to rely on stereotypes than to enter a working relationship with someone from another culture without any idea of what they believe in!”

Develop your Core Input based on the following:

  • Discuss the merits of and problems with the manager’s statement
  • How would you characterize your knowledge and appreciation of other cultures?
  • How can employers benefit from employees with a global mindset?

Each question must be answered with 250 words Make sure to write as clearly and specifically as poss

Each question must be answered with 250 words Make sure to write as clearly and specifically as possible

Include one scholarly source for each question

  1. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of Natural Law and tell why you agree (or disagree) with this ethical theory
  2. Discuss the core aspects that comprise virtue ethics Also, analyze one primary strength and one principal weakness of this ethical theory
  3. Explain how Plato’s Allegory of the Cave relates to ethical thinking and tell which ethical theory it best represents

Eight years ago a Fortune 100 company issued a 30-year bond with an 8% coupon paid semi-annually and

Eight years ago a Fortune 100 company issued a 30-year bond with an 8% coupon paid semi-annually and the current price is 94% of its face value If interest rates move upward the price of this bond can be expected to ___________

stay the same

increase

decrease

Not enough information to determine

Current Yield on a Bond Assume Blue Chip Corporation’s bonds currently sell for $1,100 They have a 6-year maturity, an annual coupon of $80, and a par value of $1000 What is the current yield or the yield in the next one year?

714%

727%

788%

827%

868%

Yield to Maturity Assume that Tennis Galaxy bonds currently sell for $1,300, have a par value of $1000, a call value of $1,200, an annual coupon payment of $100 The bonds have a 15-year maturity, but can be called in 10 years at $1,200 What is the yield to maturity (YTM)?

663%

675%

714%

774%

812%

Yield to Call Assume that Tennis Galaxy bonds currently sell for $1,300, have a par value of $1000, a call value of $1,200, an annual coupon payment of $100 The bonds have a 15-year maturity, but can be called in 10 years at $1,200 What is the yield to call (YTC)?

663%

675%

714%

774%

812%

YTM In this case, assume Golf Galore’s non-callable bonds currently sell for $1,500 They have a 12-year maturity, an annual coupon of $75, and a par value of $1,000 (reminder: the par value is $1000 unless stated otherwise) What is their annual yield to maturity or YTM?

259%

502%

596%

625%

717%

YTM on a Bond Golf Galore’s non-callable bonds currently sell for $1,220 They have a 12-year maturity, an annual coupon of $75, and a par value of $1,000 (reminder: the par value is $1000 unless stated otherwise) What is their annual yield to maturity or YTM?

251%

502%

596%

625%

717%

If the company encounters financial difficulty causing its bond rating to decline from AAA to AA, the next coupon payment on a “typical” bond would be expected to:

decline

increase

not change

not enough information to determine

Investors buy bonds for the following reason(s):

receive income from the coupon payments

to take advantage of any opportunities for price appreciation

to take advantage of any changes in interest rates

all of the answer choices are correct

Suppose you purchased bonds issued by ABC Corporation at 110% of par (remember: par is $1000 unless told otherwise) The firm promises to pay an 8% annual coupon on a semi-annual basis and to pay the par value at maturity, which is 10 years from today Each coupon payment of ____ is commonly called the annuity portion of this bond and the maturity value of ______ is commonly called the lump sum component

$80; $1000

$80; $1100

$40; $1000

$40; $1100

Suppose that XYZ Corporation has previously issued corporate bonds, preferred stock and common stock Now, the firm has just received a change in its bond rating to AA from AAA This means that a new bond issue by the firm will:

pay a higher coupon rate than firms with a AAA rating for the same type of bond issue

pay a lower coupon rate than firms with a AAA rating for the same type of bond issue

the coupon rate will be the same as other firms with ratings considered “investment grade“

the firm will not be able to issue any new bonds until its rating returns to AAA

none of the above as bond ratings are no longer relevant

The dynamics of the bond market tend to make bond prices and current interest rates move in _______________ direction

the same

the opposite

an unpredictable

all of the answer choices are correct

Most bond trading is done:

in person

by postage mail

electronicallly

among a small, select group of investors

Double Points Wicked Good Slippers Corporation has bonds outstanding that currently sell for $1175 They mature in 10 years, have a par value of $1,100, monthly coupon payments, and an annual coupon rate of 9% Find the annual yield to maturity

045%

067%

801%

825%

905%

Yield to Call Mouse House Ltd‘s bonds currently sell for $1200 They mature in 12 years, can be called in 5 years, pay semi-annual coupons of $50, have a par value of $1000, and a call value of $1,050 Calculate the yield to call

308%

346%

502%

616%

691%

Grand Scale Productions Corporation currently sells a 10-year bond that has a par value of $1,000, market price of $1,100 but suppose you buy the bond for $1,150 The coupon rate is 8% and payments are made quarterly The bond may be called after five years have elapsed for $1050 and, if called, it would occur at the beginning of the year Assume interest rates for years 6-10 are 9%, 10%, 8%, 7%, and 9%, respectively Calculate your annual yield to call

153%

595%

611%

643%

Employee Absenteeism Mr Smith has contacted you for assistance with a problem that he is having at h

Employee Absenteeism

Mr Smith has contacted you for assistance with a problem
that he is having at his workplace Mr Smith owns a small factory that
manufactures custom figure skates He has 30 employees who work for him During
the past year, he has noticed a very high absenteeism rate among his staff The
high rate of absenteeism has negatively affected the company’s productivity and
ability to meet deadlines Since the company is small and the work is highly
specialized, it is difficult to obtain substitute or temporary workers

Mr Smith hoped that offering donuts and coffee in the
mornings would help his employees feel appreciated and want to come to work,
but this strategy yielded very poor results He also explained to his staff
that the low productivity could result in the factory being permanently closed
However, following this, he noticed an increase in absenteeism rates

Mr Smith is now turning to you for help with his staff

1 Briefly recap the case, discussing your observations and
clearly identifying a research question

2 What are the target behaviors and why is it important to
address this behavior?

3 Why might have Mr Smith’s previous interventions not
been successful?

4 What intervention do you think will result in a specific
level and direction of desired change in the target behavior?

5 Choose an effective modification program to test your
hypothesis for your hypothetical experiment (eg a token economy, lottery, or
positive reinforcement) and discuss how you would implement your program and
the rationale for your choice, based upon current scientific literature

6 Make explicit how the proposed behavior plan will be
monitored and outcomes analyzed, drawing clear conclusions

7 Clearly communicate the anticipated results, addressing
any potential issues of response maintenance, response transfer and/or
extinction

8 What are the value/risks/strategies in using the same
person as their own experimental control?

Equity beta and rate of return North Pole Fishing Equipment Corporation and South Pole Fishing Equip

Equity beta and rate of return

North Pole Fishing Equipment Corporation and South Pole Fishing Equipment Corporation would have identical equity betas of 12 if both of them were all-equity financed The capital structures of the two firms are as follows:

North Pole South Pole
Debt $1,000,000 $1,500,000
Equity $1,500,000 $1,000,000

The expected return on the market portfolio is 1275 percent, and the risk-free rate is 425 percent Both firms are subject to a corporate tax rate of 35 percent Assume the debt beta of each of the two firms equals 0

1 What is the equity beta of each of the two firms?
2 What is the required rate of return on each of the two firm’s equity?

Estimating the price of a bond Bond X is a premium bond making annual payments The bond pays an 13 p

Estimating the price of a bond

Bond X is a premium bond making annual payments The bond
pays an 13 percent coupon, has a YTM of 9 percent, and has 24 years to
maturity Bond Y is a discount bond making annual payments This bond pays a 9
percent coupon, has a YTM of 13 percent, and also has 24 years to maturity If
interest rates remain unchanged, you would expect that 6 years from now, Bonds
X and Y will be priced at $? and $?, respectively And in 11 years: $? and $?