A firm's earnings per share increased from $7 to $9, its dividends per share increased from $2.80 to $3.60, and its share price increase from $98 to $135. Given this information, it follows that
a. the required rate of return decreased.
b. the firm increased its number of common shares outstanding.
c. the company had a decrease in its dividend payout ratio.
d. the stock experienced an increase in its P/E ratio.
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