# Finance: Bond and Percent

Topics: Bond, Investment, Finance Pages: 3 (496 words) Published: August 9, 2012

Finance 100 Week 6 Homework 1 Chapter 10

P2
2. Judy Johnson is choosing between investing in two Treasury securities that mature in five years and have par values of \$1,000. One is a Treasury note paying an annual coupon of 5.06 percent. The other is a TIPS which pays 3 percent interest annually.

a. If inflation remains constant at 2 percent annually over the next five years, what will be Judy's annual interest income from the TIPS bond? From the Treasury note?

b. How much interest will Judy receive over the five years from the Treasury note? From the TIPS?

c. When each bond matures, what par value will Judy receive from the Treasury note? The TIPS?

d. After five years, what is Judy's total income (interest + par) from each bond? Should she use this total as a way of deciding which bond to purchase?

P4
4. Assume a \$1,000 face value bond has a coupon rate of 8.5 percent, pays interest semi-annually, and has an eight-year life. If investors are willing to accept a 10.25 percent rate of return on bonds of similar quality, what is the present value or worth of this bond?

P6
6. The Garcia Company's bonds have a face value of \$1,000, will mature in ten years, and carry a coupon rate of 16 percent. Assume interest payments are made semi-annually.

a. Determine the present value of the bond's cash flows if the required rate of return is 16.64 percent.

b. How would your answer change if the required rate of return is 12.36 percent?

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26. Mercier Corporation's stock is selling for \$95. It has just paid a dividend of \$5 a share. The expected growth rate in dividends is 8 percent. a. What is the required rate of return on this stock?

b. Using your answer to (a), suppose Mercier announces developments that should lead to dividend increases of 10 percent annually. What will be the new value of Mercier's stock?

c. Again using your answer to (a), suppose developments occur that leave...