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Answer #1

Cost of equity = (D1 / (P * (1 - F))) + g

Here,

P (Price) = $35.75

D1 (Expected dividend) = Price * Expected Dividend yield

D1 = $35.75 * 2% = $0.715

F (Flotation ratio) = 5% or 0.05

g (Growth rate) = 9% or 0.09

Now, put the values into formula

Cost of equity = ($0.715 / ($35.75 * (1 - 0.05))) + 0.09

Cost of equity = ($0.715 / $33.96) + 0.09

Cost of equity = 0.0211 + 0.09

Cost of equity = **0.1111 or 11.11%**

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