# Loyola College B.Com Corporate & Secretaryship April 2012 Portfolio Management Question Paper PDF Download

LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034

B.Com. DEGREE EXAMINATION – CORPORATE SEC.

SIXTH SEMESTER – APRIL 2012

# BC 6602 – PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Date : 18-04-2012              Dept. No.                                        Max. : 100 Marks

Time : 1:00 – 4:00

PART – A

Answer All the Questions:                                                                                         (10×2 =20 marks)

1. Briefly explain the objectives of investment.
2. List the different types of risk.
3. What is Beta?
4. Explain Constant ratio plan.
5. What is meant by warrants?
6. Why is industry analysis important?
7. A bond of Rs.1000 face value, bearing a coupon rate of 12% will mature after 7 years. What is the value of the bond if the discount rate is 14 %?
8. S Ltd would pay Rs.2.50 as dividend per share for the next year and expected to grow indefinitely at 12 % what would be the equity value if the investor requires 20 % return?
9.  The expected return of the market is 15% and equity’s beta is 1.4. The risk free rate of interest is 7 %. Estimate the stock return using CAPM.
10.  Net profit after tax Rs.Two lakhs, Equity share capital (Rs.10 each) Rs.One lakh. 10 % Preference shares (Rs. 10 each) Rs. Two lakhs. Calculate EPS.

PART – B

Answer any FIVE Questions:                                                                                   (5×8 =40 marks)

1. Differentiate Investments and speculations.
2. What are the statistical tools used to measure the risk of the securities return? Explain.
3. Explain CAPM theory
4. Write short note on a) sweat equity b)  zero coupon bonds c) treasury bills
5. Discuss any four factors considered to be most important in appraising companies in different industries.

1. Given the data below on two companies A and B.  Calculate the expected return from the two companies and standard deviation as a risk measure of companies. Which one is better for return and risk estimates.

 Outcome Company A Company B Expected return Probability Expected return Probability 1 6 0.3 8 0.2 2 10 0.5 14 0.5 3 12 0.2 18 0.3

1. Stocks of M and N have the following parameters

 Stock M Stock N Expected return 20 30 Expected 16 25 Covariance MN 20

Is there any advantage of holding a combination of M and N?

1. A Rs.100 par value bond bearing a coupon rate of 11 % matures after 5 years. The expected yield to maturity is 15 %. The present market price is Rs.72. Can the investor buy it ?

PART – C

Answer any TWO Questions:                                                                                  (2×20 =40 marks)

1. Explain the steps involved in investment management process and the sources of investment information.

1. What is fundamental analysis? Elaborate.

1. The following three portfolios provide the particulars given below:

 Portfolio Average annual return Standard Deviation Correlation Coefficient A 18 27 0.8 B 14 18 0.6 C 15 8 0.9 Market 13 12 —

Risk free rate of interest is 9.

1. Rank these portfolios using Sharpe’s and Treynor’s methods.
2. Compare both the indices.

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