# Quantitative exercises and final project 2: portfolio analysis

Part One: Quantitative Exercises

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In this part of the assignment, you will:

1. Determine the value of stocks: preferred and common.
2. Estimate the value of stock with high growth, and then estimate the value of stock with constant growth.
3. Determine the components of stock valuation models.
4. Determine the value of bonds paying annual and semiannual interest payments, and determine the yield to maturity of bonds paying annual and semiannual interest payments.

Complete the assignment using this template. You may use the formulas in Microsoft Excel and/or a financial calculator. Be sure to summarize your results with embedded formulas in the spreadsheet, using the mathematical equations, or the steps taken on the financial calculator.

Part Two: Final Project 2: Portfolio Analysis

Part A: Research Online Trading Sites and DRIPs

For this part of the assignment, you will evaluate the choices in purchasing stock via online brokerage accounts (where you can buy and sell stock via the Internet) and the use of dividend reinvestment plans (known as DIPs and DRIPs) or mutual funds or index funds.

For online brokers, you will be looking for the requirements to open the accounts: costs, minimum balances, and other features. Because most DIPs or DRIPs are available from publicly traded companies, you can search their Web sites or a search engine on these plans and their requirements.

Perhaps the most famous and useful Web site for these programs is http://www.directinvesting.com/. You are to compare and contrast online brokerage to DIPs and DRIPs.

Required:

Research online trading sites and DRIPS as outlined below, and summarize your findings. Make sure to include a summary table of the relevant information.

1. Search three online trading sites, and determine the requirements for trading, including the price per trade. Compare and contrast the online trading companies. (2–3 pages)
2. Search the Web for three companies (look for investor information) that offer DIPs or DRIPs. (2–3 pages)
3. Compare and contrast the requirements, including minimum investments, nature of the return, costs, and other features. (1–2 pages)

Part B: Research Market Data on Bonds

Research the current (within the last two months) market data on bonds from AT&T, Dell, and IBM. Assume each bond has a par value of \$1000, unless otherwise indicated.  Cite your sources.

 AT&T Dell IBM Coupon Maturity Frequency Rating

Required:

1. Complete the table above.
2. Calculate the value of the bond if your required return is 5% on AT&T, 6.5% on Dell, and 8% on IBM.
3. Determine the yield to maturity (YTM) on the bonds given the current price. Based on each bond’s ratings and your determination of its yield to maturity, explain how you rank each bond for risk and return

Class, for Part II Part A of the referenced assignment, you need only complete Requirement # 1 regarding the online trading companies.  In turn, you can complete this section in 2 – 3 pages.  Part II Part B of the referenced assignment, let’s all just use the following basis//table to perform Bond Valuation:

AT&T                  Dell                 IBM

Coupon                 6.80%               6.50%              8.40%

Maturity                26 years           27 years            9 years

Frequency          Semi-Annual     Semi-Annual      Semi-Annual

Rating                     A                     A –                    A +

Yield To Maturity      5%                  6.5%                 8.0%

Hopefully, these guidelines will help us complete the assignment in an effective and efficient manner.  I thank you for your attention to and adherence regarding this matter.

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