Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Share Repurchases

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CHAPTER 14 DISTRIBUTIONS TO SHAREHOLDERS: DIVIDENDS AND SHARE REPURCHASES (Difficulty: E = Easy, M = Medium, and T = Tough) Multiple Choice: Conceptual Easy: Dividends versus capital gains Answer: d Diff: E [i]. Myron Gordon and John Lintner believe that the required return on equity increases as the dividend payout ratio is decreased. Their argument is based on the assumption that a. Investors are indifferent between dividends and capital gains. b. Investors require that the dividend yield and capital gains yield equal a constant. c. Capital gains are taxed at a higher rate than dividends. d. Investors view dividends as being less risky than potential future capital gains. e.…show more content…
Residual dividend policy Answer: a Diff: E [viii]. Trenton Publishing follows a strict residual dividend policy. All else being equal, which of the following factors are likely to cause an increase in the firm’s per-share dividend? a. An increase in its net income. b. The company increases the proportion of equity financing in its target capital structure. c. An increase in the number of profitable projects that it wants to fund this year. d. Statements a and b are correct. e. All of the statements above are correct. Stock split Answer: e Diff: E [ix]. A stock split will cause a change in the total dollar amounts shown in which of the following balance sheet accounts? a. Cash. b. Common stock. c. Paid-in capital. d. Retained earnings. e. None of the statements above is correct. Stock split Answer: b Diff: E [x]. You currently own 100 shares of stock in Beverly Brothers Inc. The stock currently trades at $120 a share. The company is contemplating a 2-for-1 stock split. Which of the following best describes your position after the proposed stock split takes place? a. You will have 200 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $120 a share. b. You will have 200 shares of stock, and the stock will trade at or near $60 a share. c. You will have 100 shares of stock, and the stock will

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