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##### Barbow Enterprises, Inc. & Government Securities

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Question;Barbow Enterprises, Inc., is considering an expansion in their;operations. One of the first items they want to examine is their cost of;capital. According to the accounting department, the following items;and their respective costs have been identified:?The cost of Common Equity: 15%?The before tax cost of debt: 12%?No Preferred stockThey have also calculated the marginal tax rate to be 40% and the stock sells at its book value.Barbow Enterprises Inc. Balance SheetAssetsLiabilities and Owners' EquityCash\$240 Long Term Debt\$2,304 Accounts Receivable480Equity 3,456Inventories720Net P&E4,320 Total Assets\$5,760 Total Liabilities and owners' Equity\$5,760 Required: Calculate Barbow?s after-tax weighted average cost of capital, using the data in the balance sheet above.Deliverable:By;Tuesday, June 10, 2014, submit the completed assignment to the W4;Assignment 2 Dropbox. Use a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that illustrates;your calculations. You may use the formulas embedded in Microsoft Excel;and/or a financial calculator for these calculations.Name your document SU_FIN2030_W4_A2_part1_LastName_FirstInitial.Part Two: Final Project 3: Government SecuritiesIn;this part of your Final Project, you will research and analyze current;information (that is, within the past two months) on government;securities.Step 1: Go to a financial Web site to do your;research. The following are three suggested sites, but you may use;others. Be sure to cite your sources! ?finance.yahoo.com?http://www.google.com/finance?moneycentral.msn.comStep 2: Research current information (within the last two months) on the yields and maturity for:1.U.S. treasuries 2.Municipal bonds 3.Corporate bonds Required:?Discuss what the pure expectations theory would imply about the yield curve.?Compare and contrast the yields and maturities for each of the securities. ?Discuss which you would hold and why relative to interest rate risk.

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