FIN 4504: Investments Homework II 1. Gypsum Corp. pays out 25% of its earnings as dividends. Earnings per share are currently $1.32, book value per share is $16.80, and the market price per share is $22.44. What is the dividend yield? 2. Ann purchased stock in a German firm at a price per share of 101.28 euros when the US $/euro exchange rate was $1.023. After six months, Ann sold the stock for 103.40 euros when the US $/euro exchange rate was $0.987. The stock does not pay a dividend. What is Ann's rate of return on this investment? 3. Explain why every stock portfolio should include some defensive stocks.
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