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CFIN300

Final Exam

Winter 2006

There are 2.5 hours in this exam.

Version #4

Student Name ________Solution Key_________

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Student Number _________________________________

Notes:

1. This is a closed book exam. You may only have pens, pencils and a calculator at

your desk.

2. A formula sheet is attached to the end of the exam. You may detach the formula

sheet from the exam.

Please fill out the scanner sheet as you go along in the exam. You will not be given extra

time at the end of the exam to fill it out.

3. Select the best possible answer for each multiple-choice question

4. Each of the 50 MC questions is worth 1 mark

Marks: Available

Total 50 _________

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Multiple Choice Questions:

Please answer the 50 multiple choice questions on the scanner sheet provided. Choose the

best answer from the set given for each question. Note, only the scanner sheet will be

marked, and anything written on the test paper will be completely disregarded.

1. At 10:59 A.M., the price of Nexus Corp. stock is $25 on the stock exchange. At 11:00,

Nexus management unexpectedly announces that the firm has just struck oil in

Northern Timbuktu (a good thing). There are no other relevant announcements during

the day. At 11:01, Nexus stock is selling for $28.10. At 12:01, the stock is selling for

$28.00 on the stock exchange. At 4:00 at the close of trading, Nexus stock is still

selling for $28.05. Which of the following statements is most consistent with the above

information?

a) The market is weak form efficient

b) The market is not weak form efficient

c) The market is semi-strong form efficient

d) The market is not semi- strong form efficient

e) The market is strong form efficient

2. You have just gotten a mortgage for $150,000. The interest rate on the mortgage is 6%

per year, compounded semi-annually. If the amortization period is 25 years, and you

are going to make weekly payments what will be the size of each payment?

a) $221.05

b) $590.44

c) $219.27

d) $219.02

e) $302.46

3. In a truly competitive environment in which everyone has the same capabilities, where

there are no barriers to entry, where there are no patent or copyright laws, and where

everyone has equal access to funding, investments…

a) Will tend to have a net present value of zero

b) Will tend to have a potential profit of zero

c) Will tend to have a positive net present value

d) Will tend to have a negative net present value

e) None of the Above

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4. You have been asked to calculate the required rate of return on ABC’s common stock.

The stock just paid a dividend of $2. The dividend is expected to increase by 6% per

year in perpetuity. The stock’s current price is $10 per share.

a) 27.2%

b) 26.0%

c) 16.6%

d) 16.0%

e) none of the above

5. Given no change in required returns, the value of a share of stock whose dividend is

constant will:

a) increase over time at a rate of r percent

b) decrease over time at a rate of r percent

c) increase over time at a rate equal to the dividend growth rate

d) decrease over time at a rate equal to the dividend growth rate

e) remain unchanged

6. A bond is issued on January 1st, 1994. It is a 20-year 5% annual coupon bond with a

$1000 face value. If the price of the bond at issue is greater than $1000,

a) The yield to maturity on the bond will be less than 5%

b) The yield to maturity on the bond will be greater than 5%

c) The yield to maturity on the bond will be 5%

d) We cannot determine from the information provided if the yield to maturity on the

bond will be greater than, less than, or equal to 5%

e) None of the Above

7. Sunk costs

a) Must be incorporated into the capital budgeting calculation, just like any other cash

flow

b) Should not be factored into the capital budgeting calculation

c) Should or should not be factored into the capital budgeting calculation, based on the

type of sunk cost involved

d) Are costs that occur after the start of a capital budgeting project

e) None of the Above

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