Risk and Return Problem Sets, business and finance homework help
I am needing some help with financial problems that have to be done on an Excel Format and would appreciate, if possible showing showing stepbystep on how to arrive at these answers both in excel notation and using a formula approach as well to arrive at the answers in order to help me gain a better understanding of the problems. Here are the following problems:
Problem 721: Compute Bond Price Compute the price of a 3.8 percent coupon bond with 15 years left to maturity and a market interest rate of 6.8 percent. (Assume interest payments are semiannual.) Is this a discount or premium bond?
Problem 727: Yield to Maturity A 5.65 percent coupon bond with 18 years left to maturity is offered for sale at $1,035.25. What yield to maturity is the bond offering? (Assume interest payments are semiannual.)
Problem 819: Value a Constant Growth Stock Financial analysts forecast Safeco Corp.’s (SAF) growth rate for the future to be 8 percent. Safeco’s recent dividend was $0.88. What is the value of Safeco stock when the required return is 12 percent?
Problem 821: Expected Return Ecolap Inc. (ECL) recently paid a $0.46 dividend. The dividend is expected to grow at a 14.5 percent rate. At a current stock price of $44.12, what is the return shareholders are expecting?
Problem: 933: Risk, Return, and Their Relationship Consider the following annual returns of Estee Lauder and Lowe’s Companies:
Estee Lauder 
Lowe’s Companies 

Year 1 
23.4% 
–6.0% 
Year 2 
–26.0 
16.1 
Year 3 
17.6 
4.2 
Year 4 
49.9 
48.0 
Year 5 
–16.8 
–19.0 
Compute each stock’s average return, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation. Which stock appears better? Why?
Would appreciate any help I can receive on these difficult problems and would like to receive an answer back to these problems, if possible, in less than a day since it would help give me a chance to go through Excel and see how to format these problems showing both an excel notation and financial formulas when it comes to showing stepbystep problem setups on how I am arriving at those answers to answer the questions. Thanks!