Ross Textiles wishes to measure its cost of common stock equity. The firm's stock is currently selling for $57.50. The firm expects to pay a $3.40 dividend at the end of the year (2013). The dividends for the past 5 years are shown in the following table.
After under pricing and flotation costs, the firm expects to net $52 per share on a new issue.
a. Determine the growth rate of dividends from 2008 to 2012.
b. Determine the net proceeds, that the firm will actually receive.
c. Using the constant-growth valuation model, determine the cost of retained earnings,
d. Using the constant-growth valuation model, determine the cost of new common stock,