A business executive is offered a management

A business executive is offered a management job at Generous Electric Company, which offers him a 5-year contract that calls for a salary of $62,000 per year, plus 600 shares of GE stock at the end of the 5 years. This executive is currently employed by Fearless Bus Company, which also has offered him a 5-year contract. It calls for a salary of $65,000, plus 100 shares of Fearless stock each year. The Fearless stock is currently worth $60 per share and pays an annual dividend of $2 per share. Assume end-of-year payments of salary and stock. Stock dividends begin one year after the stock is received. The executive believes that the value of the stock and the dividend will remain constant. If the executive considers 9% a suitable rate of return in this situation, what must the Generous Electric stock be worth per share to make the two offers equally attractive? Use the future worth analysis method in your comparison.

A dividend is a distribution of a portion of company’s earnings, decided and managed by the company’s board of directors, and paid to the shareholders. Dividends are given on the shares. It is a token reward paid to the shareholders for their...