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# Runtan Inc. has just paid an annual dividend of \$0.45 per share. Analysts expect the firm's...

Runtan Inc. has just paid an annual dividend of \$0.45 per share. Analysts expect the firm's dividends to grow by 3% forever. Its stock price is \$37.9 and its beta is 1.1. The risk-free rate is 2% and the expected return on the market portfolio is 8%.
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Part 1
What is the best guess for the cost of equity?

The cost of equity as per CAPM is computed as shown below:

= risk free rate + beta x (return on market - risk free rate)

= 2% + 1.1 x (0.08 - 0.02)

= 8.6%

Cost of equity as per dividend growth model will be as follows:

= [ Current dividend x (1 + growth rate) / current price ] + growth rate

= [ [ \$ 0.45 x 1.03 ] / \$ 37.9 ] + 3%

= 4.222955145%

So, we shall take the average of above computed rates as shown:

= (8.6% + 4.222955145%) / 2

= 6.41% Approximately

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