1) Common stockholders are sometimes referred to as ________.
C. non preemptive right holders
D. residual owners
2) Risk that affects all firms is called ________.
A. maturity risk
B. unsystematic risk
C. nondiversifiable risk
D. reinvestment risk
4) An increase in the Treasury Bill rate ________.
A. has no effect on the required rate of return of a common stock
B. doubles the required rate of return of a common stock
C. increases the beta of a common stock
D. increases the required rate of return of a common stock
5) An efficient portfolio is one that ________.
A. maximizes return for a given level of risk
B. consists of a single asset, which gives maximum return
C. maximizes return at all risk levels
D. guarantees a predetermined rate of return
6) Which of the following is a marketable security?
A. provident fund
B. forward contracts
C. Treasury bill
D. mutual funds
7) Dividends in arrears that must be paid to the preferred stockholders before payment of dividends to common stockholders are ________.
8) Preferred stock is valued as if it were a ________.
C. fixed income obligation
D. common stock
9) Rational buyers and sellers use their assessment of an asset's risk and return to determine its value. Relative to this concept, which of the following is true?
10) The use of the ________ is especially helpful in valuing firms that are not publicly traded.
A. present value of the dividends
B. book value
C. liquidation value
D. P/E multiple
11) If bankruptcy were to occur, ________ would have the first claim on assets.
A. unsecured creditors
B. secured creditors
C. preferred stockholders
D. equity stockholders
12) Combining two assets having perfectly negatively correlated returns will result in the creation of a portfolio with an overall risk that ________.
A. remains unchanged
B. increases to a level above that of either asset
C. decreases to a level below that of either asset
D. stabilizes to a level between the asset with the higher risk and the asset with the lower risk
13) If a manager prefers investments with greater risk even if they have lower expected returns, then he is following a ________ strategy.
A. risk averse
B. risk seeking
C. risk neutral
D. risk indifferent
14) Review Question? 8-11 How are total risk, nondiversifiable risk, and diversifiable risk related? Why is nondiversifiable risk the only relevant risk?
15) Milton Glasses recently paid a dividend of $1.70 per share, is currently expected to grow at a constant rate of? 5%, and has a required return of 11%. Milton Glasses has been approached to buy a new company. Milton estimates if it buys the company, its constant growth rate would increase to 6.5%, but the firm would also be riskier, therefore increasing the required return of the company to? 12%. Should Milton go ahead with the purchase of the new company?
16) An increase in the beta of a corporation, all else being the same, indicates ________.
A. a decrease in risk, a lower required rate of return, and hence a higher share price
B. a decrease in risk, a higher required rate of return, and hence a lower share price
C. an increase in risk, a lower required rate of return, and hence a higher share price
D. an increase in risk, a higher required rate of return, and hence a lower share price
17) Strikes, lawsuits, regulatory actions, or the loss of a key account are all examples of________.
A. market risk
B. diversifiable risk
C. economic risk
D. systematic risk
18) A proxy battle is the attempt by? ________.
A. a non management group to unseat the existing management and gain control of the firm
B. the management to dismiss the board of directors for their incapability to manage the operations
C. the creditors of a bankrupt corporation to seize assets of the corporation
D. the employees to form trade unions to influence decisions on behalf of members
19) The ________ of a given outcome is its chance of occurring.
D. standard deviation