# The price-earnings ratio

Question 1:

1) Describe the price-earnings ratio. What can investors learn from interpreting the results of this ratio?

2) Select a company that trades common stock on the NYSE. Please identify and describe the information that is included in the stock trading reports for that stock.

(500-550 words in word document with references 6 years or less old)(Please follow APA format) Please 3 references from journals or books will be appreciated. Write everything in own words.

Question 2:

Chapter 6

11. Bond Pricing. A 30-year-maturity bond with face value of \$1,000 makes semiannual coupon payments and has a coupon rate of 8%. What is the bond’s yield to maturity if the bond is selling for: (LO6-2) a. \$900? b. \$1,000? c. \$1,100?

12. Bond Pricing. The following table shows some data for three zero-coupon bonds. The face value of each bond is \$1,000. (LO6-2)

Bond Price Maturity (years) Yield to Maturity

A \$300 30 —

B 300 — 8%

C — 10 10

a. What is the yield to maturity of bond A? (Express your answer as a percentage rather than a decimal.) b. What is the maturity of B? c. What is the price of C?

13. Pricing Consol Bonds. Perpetual Life Corp. has issued consol bonds with coupon payments of \$60. (Consols pay interest forever and never mature. They are perpetuities.) (LO6-2) a. If the required rate of return on these bonds at the time they were issued was 6%, at what price were they sold to the public? b. If the required return today is 10%, at what price do the consols sell?

Chapter 7

1. Stock Markets. True or false? (LO7-1) a. The bid price is always greater than the ask price. b. An investor who wants to sell his stock immediately should enter a limit order. c. The sale of shares by a large investor is usually termed a “primary offering.” d. Electronic Communications Network refers to the automated ticker tape on the New York Stock Exchange. bre13960_ch07_196-237.indd 229 1/29/19 5:40 PM 230 Part Two Value

2. Stock Quotes. Go to finance.yahoo.com and get trading quotes for IBM. (LO7-1) a. What are the latest stock price and market cap? b. What is the bid-ask spread? c. What are IBM’s dividend payment and dividend yield? d. What is IBM’s P/E ratio?

3. Stock Quotes. Here is a small part of the order book for Mesquite Foods: (LO7-1)

Price Size Price Size

103 100 103.5 200

102.5 200 103.8 200

101 400 104 300

99.8 300 104.5 400

a. Georgina Sloberg submits a market order to sell 100 shares. What price will she receive? b. Norman Pilbarra submits a market order to buy 400 shares. What is the maximum price that he will pay? c. Carlos Ramirez submits a limit bid order at 105. Will it execute immediately?

4. P/E Ratios. Favorita Candy’s stock is expected to earn \$2.40 per share this year. Its P/E ratio is 18. What is the stock price? (LO7-1)

5. Dividend Yield. BMM Industries pays a dividend of \$2 per quarter. The dividend yield on its stock is reported at 4.8%. What is the stock price? (LO7-1)

14. Constant-Growth Model. Arts and Crafts Inc. will pay a dividend of \$5 per share in 1 year. It sells at \$50 a share, and firms in the same industry provide an expected rate of return of 14%. What must be the expected growth rate of the company’s dividends? (LO7-2)

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