Simtek currently pays a $2.50 dividend (D0) per share. Next year’s dividend is expected to be $3 per share. After next year, dividends are expected to increase at a 9 percent annual rate for three years and a 6 percent annual rate thereafter. ,a. What is the current value of a share of Simtek stock to an investor who requires a 15 percent return on his or her investment?,b. If the dividend in year 1 is expected to be $3 and the growth rate over the following three years is expected to be only 7 percent and then 6 percent thereafter, what will thenew stock price be?,
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