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Question;1. Investment advisor A averages a 18% return. Investment advisor B averages a 15% return. Advisor A has a beta of 1.5, while B has a beta of 1.If the risk-free rate is 6% and the market returned 14%, which advisor is the more-skilled investor?If the risk-free rate is 3% and the market returned 15%, which advisor is the more-skilled investor?2. Suppose you are trying to value the private pharmaceutical company PharmA. The 10M common shares of PharmA are all held by qualified investors. You are projecting earnings of \$50M for the next fiscal year. While PharmA is private and smaller than many of its public competitors you believe it to have growth opportunities similar to the industry average. The current P/E ratio for the pharmaceutical industry is 17.2.How would you estimate the share price for PharmA?3.Suppose ABC has constant growth in earnings and that E_0 = \$2.50 k=12.5% b=60% and ROE=15% what is the PEG ratio of ABC?4. Suppose you are interested in buying an up-and-in call option on MSFT with a maturity of 6 months. The barrier price is \$34, and the strike price is \$30. The current spot price of MSFT is \$29.50.What is the payoff at expiry if MSFT trades at \$32.6 months from now?5. Suppose you are interested in buying an up-and-out call option on INTC with a maturity of 6 months. The barrier price is \$34, and the strike price is \$30. The current spot price of INTC is \$29.50.What is the payoff at expiry if INTC trades at \$32, 6 months from now?

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