Problem: A company paid a dividend of $1.20 for 2006 and has a beta of 1.2. It is expected to increase its dividend at an 8% annual rate for the foreseeable future. The expected return for the market (portfolio) is 14% and the risk-free rate is 5%.
1) Using the Capital Asset Pricing Model, what is the stock's value?
2) If the company's earnings multiple is 20 and it is expected to earn $2.50 per share next year while paying a dividend of $1.25 per share, what value should you place on a share of its stock?