Question: 1 You are a consultant to Pillbriar Company Pillbriar s target

1. You are a consultant to Pillbriar Company. Pillbriar’s target capital structure is 36% debt, 14% preferred, and 50% common equity. The interest rate on new debt is 7.8%, the yield on the preferred is 7.00%, the cost of retained earnings is 11.75%, and the tax rate is 38%. The firm will not be issuing any new stock. What is Pillbriar's WACC?
2. What are three methods for estimating the cost of common stock from retained earnings? Which of these methods provides the most accurate and reliable estimate?

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