Question: In 2006 and 2007 Kenneth Cole Productions KCP paid annual

In 2006 and 2007, Kenneth Cole Productions (KCP) paid annual dividends of $0.72. In 2008, KCP paid an annual dividend of $0.36, and then paid no further dividends through 2012. Suppose KCP was acquired at the end of 2012 for $15.25 per share.
a. What would an investor with perfect foresight of the above been willing to pay for KCP at the start of 2006? (Because an investor with perfect foresight bears no risk, use a risk-free equity cost of capital of 5 %.)
b. Does your answer to (a) imply that the market for KCP stock was inefficient in 2006?


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