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Use the following information for questions 1 through 8:

The Goodman Industries’ and Landry Incorporated’s stock prices and dividends, along with the Market 

Index, are shown below. Stock prices are reported for December 31 of each year, and dividends reflect 

those paid during the year. The market data are adjusted to include dividends.

Goodman Industries Landry Incorporated Market Index


Year Stock Price Dividend Stock Price Dividend Includes Dividends

2013 $25.88 $1.73 $73.13 $4.50 17.49 5.97

2012 22.13 1.59 78.45 4.35 13.17 8.55

2011 24.75 1.50 73.13 4.13 13.01 9.97

2010 16.13 1.43 85.88 3.75 9.65 1.05

2009 17.06 1.35 90.00 3.38 8.40 3.42

2008 11.44 1.28 83.63 3.00 7.05 8.96

1. Use the data given to calculate annual returns for Goodman, Landry, and the Market Index, and 

then calculate average annual returns for the two stocks and the index. (Hint: Remember, returns 

are calculated by subtracting the beginning price from the ending price to get the capital gain or 

loss, adding the dividend to the capital gain or loss, and then dividing the result by the beginning 

price. Assume that dividends are already included in the index. Also, you cannot calculate the 

rate of return for 2008 because you do not have 2007 data.)


2. Calculate the standard deviations of the returns for Goodman, Landry, and the Market Index. 

(Hint: Use the sample standard deviation formula given in the chapter, which corresponds to the 

STDEV function in Excel.)


3. Estimate Goodman’s and Landry’s betas as the slopes of regression lines with stock return on the 

vertical axis (y-axis) and market return on the horizontal axis (x-axis). (Hint: Use Excel’s SLOPE 

function.) Are these betas consistent with your graph?


4. The risk-free rate on long-term Treasury bonds is 6.04%. Assume that the market risk premium is 

5%. What is the required return on the market using the SML equation? 


5. If you formed a portfolio that consisted of 50% Goodman stock and 50% Landry stock, what 

would be its beta and its required return?


6. What dividends do you expect for Goodman Industries stock over the next 3 years if you expect 

you expect the dividend to grow at the rate of 5% per year for the next 3 years? In other words, 

calculate D1, D2, and D3. Note that D0 = $1.50.


7. Assume that Goodman Industries’ stock, currently trading at $27.05, has a required return of 

13%. You will use this required return rate to discount dividends. Find the present value of the 

dividend stream; that is, calculate the PV of D1, D2, and D3, and then sum these PVs.


8. If you plan to buy the stock, hold it for 3 years, and then sell it for $27.05, what is the most you 

should pay for it?


Use the following information for Question 9:

Suppose now that the Goodman Industries (1) trades at a current stock price of $30 with a (2) strike price of $35. Given  the following additional information: (3) time to expiration is 4 months (4) annularized risk

free rate is 5%, and (5) variance of stock return is 0.25.



9. What is the price for a call option using the Black-Scholes Model?

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