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The security market line is estimated to be
k = 5% 1 110.4% - 5%2b.
You are considering two stocks. The beta of A is 1.4. The firm offers a dividend yield during the year of 4 percent and a growth rate of 7 percent. The beta of B is 0.8. The firm offers a dividend yield during the year of 5 percent and a growth rate of 3.8 percent.
a. What is the required return for each security?
b. Why are the required rates of return different?
c. Since A offers higher potential growth, should it be purchased?
d. Since B offers higher dividend yield, should it be purchased?
e. Which stock(s) should be purchased?


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