1. Carter’s preferred stock pays a dividend of $1.00 per quarter. If the price of the stock is $72.50, what is its nominal (not effective) annual rate of return?,,2. Suppose you hold a portfolio consisting of a $10,000 investment in each of 8 different common stocks. The portfolio’s beta is 1.25. Now suppose you decided to sell one of your stocks that has a beta of 1.00 and to use the proceeds to buy a replacement stock with a beta of 0.75. What would the portfolio’s new beta be?
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