using walmart as the company and in 250 to 300 words
CAPM says that the expected return of an asset or a portfolio is the rate on a risk-free security plus a risk premium. For this discussion, you will practice calculating the expected return of an asset for your company.
Here is the recap of the model:
You can find the beta for your company in Yahoo! Finance (look up your company and go to Key Statistics) or Google Finance. Or calculate your own. See this article:
Calculate Stock Beta with Excel
For the risk-free rate, look up the Treasury bill interest rate (select what you think is the appropriate rate) and the risk premium (do some research; start with the most recent Ibbotson Associates report on market premium).
For this post, 1) list your company, 2) company beta, 3) your risk-free rate, and 4) the risk premium rate. Explain your reasoning for selecting the values of your risk-free rate and the market premium. Is your calculated expected return value reasonable for your company?