Question: Mr John Hailey has 1 000 to invest in the market

Mr. John Hailey has \$1,000 to invest in the market. He is considering the purchase of 50 shares of Comet Airlines at \$20 per share. His broker suggests that he may wish to consider purchasing warrants instead. The warrants are selling for \$10, and each warrant allows him to purchase one share of Comet Airlines common stock at \$18 per share.
a. How many warrants can Mr. Hailey purchase for the same \$1,000?
b. If the price of the stock goes to \$40, what would be his total dollar and percentage return on the stock?
c. At the time the stock goes to \$40, the speculative premium on the warrant goes to 0 (though the market value of the warrant goes up). What would be Mr. Haileyâ€™s total dollar and percentage returns on the warrant?
d. Assuming that the speculative premium remains \$3.50 over the intrinsic value, how far would the price of the stock have to fall from \$40 before the warrant has no value?

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