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October 8th, 2015, 09:13 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2015 From: canada Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  financial math help
Hey guys currently working on 2 questions that I am stuck on. 1. A tenyear bond pays 8 % annual interest (paid semiannually). If similar bonds are currently yielding 6 % annually, what is the market value of the bond? I can find when its not semi annually by doing: fv= 1000 pmt= 80 n = 10 iy= 6 which gives me 1147.2 but the answer its giving is 1148.77 any help would be much appreciated thanks! Last edited by math123321; October 8th, 2015 at 09:35 AM. 
October 8th, 2015, 09:56 AM  #2 
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Use n = 20, pmt = 40 and i = 3 ; why? It's semiannual !

October 8th, 2015, 10:21 AM  #3 
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October 8th, 2015, 10:29 AM  #4 
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October 8th, 2015, 11:03 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2015 From: canada Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  haha sorry, I actually have 1 more I am stuck on which is: a 4 year bond pays 4% annual interest (paid semi annually). It currently sells for 872.25. what is the bonds yield to maturity. For some reason my mind is going blank on this one. 
October 8th, 2015, 12:45 PM  #6 
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That cannot be solved directly; numeric method required. You need the PV of 1000 + PV of annuity = 20, for 8 periods. For above to equal 872.25, a semiannual rate of ~3.89%. I calculated that through a program. PV 1000 = 736.90 PV 20 * 8 = 135.35 
October 8th, 2015, 01:18 PM  #7  
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The common stock paid a dividend of $3.00 per share last year, but the company expected that earnings will grow by 25 percent for the next two years before dropping to a constant 9 percent growth rate afterwards. the required rate of return on a similar common stock is 13 percent. what is the pershare value of the company's common stock  
October 8th, 2015, 01:20 PM  #8 
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would it be 3/(0.13  0.09) but then the 25% growth part is throwing me off.

October 8th, 2015, 03:44 PM  #9 
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October 8th, 2015, 03:49 PM  #10  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 11,811 Thanks: 760  Quote:
so I'm not gonna guess! Perhaps someone else here will ride in to the rescue. Go here, perhaps you can find out by yourself: https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...+stock+formula I'm watching the Ottawa Senators...so leave me alone Last edited by Denis; October 8th, 2015 at 03:53 PM.  

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