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Textbook Problem

Should stockholder wealth maximization be thought of as a long-term or a short-term goal? For example, if one action increases a firm’s stock price from a current level of $20 to $25 in 6 months and then to $30 in 5 years, but another action keeps the stock at $20 for several years but then increases it to $40 in 5 years, which action would be better? Think of some specific corporate actions that have these general tendencies.

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To identify: The stockholder wealth maximization thought of as long-term or a short-term goal.

Stockholder Wealth Maximization: The stockholders are the ultimate owner of the company and the management of the company should act on the behalf of stockholders. Stockholder wealth maximization means increasing the value of the firm’s stock value by properly utilizing the stockholders fund.

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The capital gain is received when stock is sold. The stocks are risky and the price today may fall in near future and t...

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