# Question: the board of directors of api a relatively new electronics...

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The board of directors of API, a relatively new electronics manufacturer, has decided to beginning paying a common stock dividend to increase the attractiveness of the stock in the free market. The board plans to pay $2.20 per share in the coming year (i.e., next year) and anticipates that its future dividends will increase at an annual rate consistent with that experienced over the period from 2013 - 2016 (see below). The company currently has a beta of 1.2, the rate of return for the market is expected to be 8% and the risk-free rate is currently 5%. Given this scenario, what is the current value of API's common stock? If the current market price is $40.00 per share, should you purchase this stock. Briefly, explain your answer. (HINT: This problem requires a three-part calculation to solve it). USE MS EXCEL TO EMBED YOUR CALCULATIONS IN THE CELLS (do NOT round your interim calculations, rather use links between the cells) Year Dividend 2016 $2.12 2015 $2.04 2014 $1.96 2013 $1.88 PLEASE READ BELOW: (I need this in an excel file so that I know how to embed the functions. Please link the file if possible as I am unaware of how to solve this problem using excel.)