# What is the current value of the stock and the expected stock price at the end of each of the next three years?

**) A person is considering buying the stock of two home health companies that are similar in all respects except the proportion of earnings paid out as dividends. Both companies are expected to earn $6 per share in the coming year, but Company D (for dividends) is expected to pay out the entire amount as dividends, while Company G (for growth) is expected to pay out only one-third of its earnings, or $2 per share. The companies are equally risky, and their required rate of return is 15 percent. D’s constant growth rate is zero and G’s is 8.33 percent. What are the intrinsic values of stocks D and G?**

**12.2) Medical Corporation of America (MCA) has a current stock price of $36 and its last dividend (D0) was $2.40. In view of MCA’s strong financial position, its required rate of return is 12 percent. If MCA’s dividends are expected to grow at a constant rate in the future, what is the firm’s expected stock price in five years? **

**12.3) A broker offers to sell you shares of Bay Area Healthcare, which just paid a dividend of $2 per share. The dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 5 percent per year. The stock’s required rate of return is 12 percent.**

**a. What is the expected dollar dividend over the next three years?**

**b. What is the current value of the stock and the expected stock price**

**at the end of each of the next three years?**

**c. What is the expected dividend yield and capital gains yield for each of the next three years?**

**d) What is the expected total return for each of the next three years?**

**e) How does the expected total return compare with the required rate of return on the stock? Does this makes sense? Explain your answer.**

**12.7) Lucas Clinic’s last dividend (D0) was $1.50. Its current equilibrium stock price is $ 15.75, and its expected growth rate is a constant 5 percent, what is the expected dividend yield and expected capital gains yield for the coming year? **