E (return) = Rf + Beta[Rm - Rf]
= 6 + (7) (13-6)
= 55 %
Normally you can buy stock through a bank if you have an account. If you dont have an account you can try thru a discount broker like Schwab, as long as you have the funds available and can show them you should be able to set up an account and purchase a stock.
Stock charting is a form of technical analysis used to display graphically the price behavior of a financial stock, index, commodity or anything that changes in price over time. There are many different types of stock charts. The basic form is known as a “bar chart” which displays the high, low and closing price of the stock or other financial instrument the chart is tracking. Other forms include “candlestick” charts, said to originate in Japan in the 1970s, and “point and figure” charts, a somewhat arcane type of charting used by some technical analysts. Stock charts can track prices over any period, ranging from seconds to decades and even longer, so long as a verifiable price record is available. Stock charting and technical analysis is widely used by finance professionals and individuals, though its actual value as a forecasting tool is still somewhat in question. Stock charts do however, provide a visual prospective of price behavior over a given time period, considered by many investors as quite useful in determining the value of a stock, financial index or any commodity with a record of price changes.
How can I find the number of shares for Coca-Cola Company? How can I find the value of shares for Coca-Cola Company? How can I find the total portfolio value for Coca-Cola Company?
The board of directors for a company will announce that they have decided to buy back their own shares from the current outstanding shares and then retiring those shares. A Company may do this for several reasons but the main reason is to increase the value of the stock price for the share holders.
If a company has 10 million outstanding shares and a current stock price of $5/share (keep in mind the market cap would be $50 million). The company announces that the board has authorized the repurchase of 5 million shares. Then the company will typically buy those shares back throughout the year(or whatever time frame) reducing the outstanding shares to 5 million from the initial 10 million. Let's say that miraculously the company was able to purchase all 5 million shares at $5/share. So they spend $50 million buying back the stock. If I was wealthy shareholder and own 1 million shares of the company then before the buyback I owned 10%(my shares / total outstanding shares....1 milliion/10million) of the company. After the buyback there are now 5 million shares so I own 20% (1 million / 5 million) of the company. If the stock remains at $10/share after the buyback then the the market cap is now 25 million, but if shareholders thought the value of company was worth 50 million before the only thing that has changed after the buyback is the number of outstanding shares. So that means the price should increase to make the market cap go back up. So the idea is when a company buys back stock they increase the value of each share to the shareholder by increasing their ownership in the company. In our case the price of the stock should now be $10/share making the market cap 50 million again ($10/share x 5 million shares = $50 million). So buybacks are an alternative to dividends as a method for a company to return value to the shareholders.