Question: The earnings dividends and stock price of Talukdar Technologies Inc

The earnings, dividends, and stock price of Talukdar Technologies Inc. are expected to grow at 7 percent per year in the future. Talukdar’s common stock sells for $23 per share, its last dividend was $2.00, and the company will pay a dividend of $2.14 at the end of the current year.
a. Using the discounted cash flow approach, what is its cost of retained earnings?
b. If the firm’s beta is 1.6, the risk-free rate is 9 percent, and the average return on the market is 13 percent, what is the firm’s cost of equity using the CAPM approach?
c. If the firm’s bonds earn a return of 12 percent, what is rs using the bond- yield-plus-risk-premium approach?
d. Based on the results of parts (a) through (c), what would you estimate Talukdar’s cost of retained earnings to be?

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