Average Return Of Stocks

The Allied Group has acquired Kramer Industries and is now considering additional investments. They have determined that there is a firm that is a good fit for their portfolio, the Kramer firm of Montana. The firm was established in 1990 and has the following historical returns:

Kramer Industries
Year Earnings
1990 (8% Loss)
1995 23%
2000 26%
2005 31%
2010 18%

Address all of the following questions:
· What was the average return for the stock over the period of 1990 through 2010?
· What was the standard deviation for the stock over this period?
· Assume that you currently have a portfolio that returns 19.5%. If you add this stock to the current portfolio, what would happen to the average return on the portfolio?
· Should Allied invest in the stock? Justify your response.
Submission Details:
· Submit your 3 to 4 page paper in a Microsoft Word document, using APA style.