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# Ocean Holding Corp's expected year-end dividend (D_1) is \$4.00, and its required return is 11%. The...

Ocean Holding Corp's expected year-end dividend (D_1) is \$4.00, and its required return is 11%. The company's dividend yield is 5.6%, and its growth rate is expected to be constant in the future. What is the firm's stock price? Your answer should be between 42.36 and 108.62, rounded to 2 decimal places, with no special characters.

Dividend Yield = Current Dividend / Current Price = D0 / P0 {Equation 1}

As we know, according to the Gordon Growth Model P0 = D1 / R - g, where R is required return and g is the constant growth rate. Putting the value of P0 in equation 1.

Dividend Yield = D0 / [D1 / R - g] = D0 (R - g) / D1 {Equation 2}

Also, D1 = D0 (1 + g). Putting this in equation 2.

Dividend Yield = D0 (R - g) / D0 (1 + g) =

So, we get Dividend Yield = (R - g) / (1 + g)

.056 = (0.11 - g) / (1 + g)

.056 (1 + g) = 0.11 - g

.056 + .056g = 0.11 - g

.056g + g = 0.11 - .056

1.056g = .054

g = .054 / 1.056

g = .051136

Now, Using the Gordon Growth Model

P0 = 4 / (.11 -  .051136)

Price = \$67.95