a. Blossom Infotech is a fast-growing communications company. The company did not pay a dividend last year and is not expected to do so for the next two years. Last year the company's growth accelerated, and management expects to grow the business at a rate of 40 percent for the next five years before growth slows to a more stable rate of 7 percent. In the third year, management has forecasted a dividend payment of $1.40. Dividends will grow with the company thereafter.

Calculate the value of the company's stock at the end of its rapid growth period (i.e., at the end of five years). The required rate of return for such stocks is 17 percent.---i*ntermediate calculations 3 decimal places/final answer 2 decimal places-----Value of stock $_________________*

b. Blossom Infotech is a fast-growing communications company. The company did not pay a dividend last year and is not expected to do so for the next two years. Last year the company's growth accelerated, and management expects to grow the business at a rate of 45 percent for the next five years before growth slows to a more stable rate of 7 percent. In the third year, management has forecasted a dividend payment of $1.20. Dividends will grow with the company thereafter.

Calculate the value of the company's stock at the end of its rapid growth period (i.e., at the end of five years). The required rate of return for such stocks is 17 percent. -*intermediate calculations to 3 decimal places /final answer to 2 decimal places----Value of stock $_________________*

What is the current value of this stock?-*intermediate calculations to 3 decimal places/final answer to 2 decimal places-----Current value of stock $___________________*

c. You are interested in buying the preferred stock of a bank that pays a dividend of $1.40 every quarter. If you discount such cash flows at 8 percent, what is the value of this stock? Value of stock $__________________

d.You are interested in investing in a five-year bond that pays a 6.6 percent coupon rate with interest to be received semiannually. Your required rate of return is 8.4 percent. What is the most you would be willing to pay for this bond? -*2 d*

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