Answer the following questions and complete the following problems, as applicable.

You may solve the following problems algebraically, or you may use a financial calculator or Excel spreadsheet. If you choose to solve the problems algebraically, be sure to show your computations. If you use a financial calculator, show your input values. If you use an Excel spreadsheet, show your input values and formulas.

**Note:** In addition to your solution to each computational problem, you must show the supporting work leading to your solution to receive credit for your answer.

- "What does a call provision [call feature] allow [bond] issuers to do, and why would they do it" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014)?
- "Provide the definitions of a discount bond and premium bond. Give examples" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 178).
- "Describe the differences in interest payments and bond prices between a 5 percent coupon bond and a zero coupon bond" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 178).
- "Calculate the price of a zero coupon bond that matures in 20 years if the market interest rate is 6.5 percent" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014).
- Assume semi-annual compounding.
- "Compute the price of a 4.5 percent coupon bond with 15 years left to maturity and a market interest rate of 6.8 percent" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014).
- Assume interest payments are paid semi-annually, and solve using semi-annual compounding.
- "A 6.85 percent coupon bond with 26 years left to maturity is offered for sale at $1,035.25. What yield to maturity [interest rate] is the bond offering" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 178)?
- Assume interest payments are paid semi-annually, and solve using semi-annual compounding.

Submit your completed assignment as an attachment in the assignment area. You may use either a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet for your work, but not both. Prior to submitting your assignment, review the Valuing Bonds Scoring Guide to ensure you have met all of the requirements and as a self-assessment of your work.

**Reference**

Cornett, M. M., Adair, T. A., & Nofsinger J. (2014). *M: Finance* (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

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**[u03a2] Unit 3 Assignment 2**

**Valuing Stocks**

**Resources**

**Introduction**

Companies can raise money through common stocks. Investors buy stocks and get the benefits of ownership of a firm. How to price stocks is the main objective of this assignment, in which you will learn about the differences between common and preferred stocks, the different stock valuation models, and the major stock market indexes.

**Instructions**

Answer the following questions and complete the following problems, as applicable:

You may solve the following problems algebraically, or you may use a financial calculator or Excel spreadsheet. If you choose to solve the problems algebraically, be sure to show your computations. If you use a financial calculator, show your input values. If you use an Excel spreadsheet, show your input values and formulas.

**Note:** In addition to your solution to each computational problem, you must show the supporting work leading to your solution to receive credit for your answer.

- "As owners, what rights and advantages do shareholders obtain" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 203)?
- "Why might the Standard and Poor's 500 Index be a better measure of stock market performance than the Dow Jones Industrial Average" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014)?
- "What are the differences between common stock and preferred stock" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 203)?
- "On March 14, 2013, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new high. The index closed at 14,539.14, which was up 83.86 points from the previous day's close of 14.455.28. What was the return (in percent to four decimal places) of the stock market for March 14, 2013" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014)?
- "At your brokerage firm, it costs $9.50 per stock trade. How much money do you need to buy 300 shares of Time Warner, Inc. (TWX), which trades at $22.62" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014)?
- "Financial analysts forecast Safeco Corporation (SAF) growth for the future to be a constant 10 percent. Safeco's recent dividend was $1.20. What is the value of Safeco stock when the required return is 12 percent" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 205)?
- "A preferred stock from Duquesne Light Company (DQUPRA) pays $2.10 in annual dividends. If the required return on the preferred stock is 5.4 percent, what is the value of the stock" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 204)?
- "Ultra Petroleum (UPL) has earnings per share of $1.56 and a P/E ratio of 32.48. What is the stock price" (Cornett, Adair, & Nofsinger, 2014, p. 205)?

Submit your completed assignment as an attachment in the assignment area. You may use either a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet for your work, but not both. Prior to submitting your assignment, review the Valuing Stocks Scoring Guide to ensure you have met all of the requirements and as a self-assessment of your work.

**Reference**

Cornett, M. M., Adair, T. A., & Nofsinger J. (2014). *M: Finance* (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

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