Consider the two (excess return) indexmodel regression results for stocks A and B. The riskfree rate over the period was 6%, and the market’s average return was 14%.Performance is measured using an index model regression on excess returns.

Stock A 
Stock B 
Index model regression estimates 1% _ 1 Rsquare .576 .436 Residual standard deviation, _(e) Standard deviation of excess returns 
1% _ 1.2(rM _ rf) .576 10.3% 21.6% 
2% _ .8(rM _ rf) .436 19.1% 24.9% 
a. Calculate the following statistics for each stock:
i. Alpha.
ii. Appraisal ratio.
iii. Sharpe measure.
iv. Treynor measure.
b. Which stock is the best choice under the following circumstances?
i. This is the only risky asset to be held by the investor.
ii. This stock will be mixed with the rest of the investor’s portfolio, currently composed solely of holdings in the market index fund.
iii. This is one of many stocks that the investor is analyzing to form an actively managed stock portfolio.