Dividend from Financial StatementsStockholder'sCashDividendYearStock PriceEquity (in millions)Div/share (S)Yield3.00% S2.70% S2.60% S97.3320152.922,491.0020163.12429.00115.5620173.321,030.00127.69 1. Stock Valuation - The new dividend yield if the company increased its dividend per share by 1.75CashDividendStockholder'sDiv/Share (SYearStock PriceEquity (in millions)Yield+1.754.80% S4.21% S3.97% S20154.672,491.0097.33429.00 115.561,030.00 S2016$4.875.07127.692017

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What effect would the calculation performed have in terms of shareholder value? In other words, suppose the company’s goal is to maximize shareholder value. How will increasing its dividend per share by 1.75 support or inhibit that goal? Be sure to justify reasoning.

Dividend from Financial Statements
Stockholder's
Cash
Dividend
Year
Stock Price
Equity (in millions)
Div/share (S)
Yield
3.00% S
2.70% S
2.60% S
97.33
2015
2.92
2,491.00
2016
3.12
429.00
115.56
2017
3.32
1,030.00
127.69
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Dividend from Financial Statements Stockholder's Cash Dividend Year Stock Price Equity (in millions) Div/share (S) Yield 3.00% S 2.70% S 2.60% S 97.33 2015 2.92 2,491.00 2016 3.12 429.00 115.56 2017 3.32 1,030.00 127.69

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1. Stock Valuation - The new dividend yield if the company increased its dividend per share by 1.75
Cash
Dividend
Stockholder's
Div/Share (S
Year
Stock Price
Equity (in millions)
Yield
+1.75
4.80% S
4.21% S
3.97% S
2015
4.67
2,491.00
97.33
429.00 115.56
1,030.00 S
2016
$
4.87
5.07
127.69
2017
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1. Stock Valuation - The new dividend yield if the company increased its dividend per share by 1.75 Cash Dividend Stockholder's Div/Share (S Year Stock Price Equity (in millions) Yield +1.75 4.80% S 4.21% S 3.97% S 2015 4.67 2,491.00 97.33 429.00 115.56 1,030.00 S 2016 $ 4.87 5.07 127.69 2017

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Dividends also have a direct relationship with the shareholder’s value because before purchasing the stocks of a company, and investors first see the return from that stocks if returns are attractive and constant then the investor purchase that stock.

Payment of constant dividend always increases the shareholder’s value because the constant dividend always attract...

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