Your investment department has researched possible investments in corporate debt securities. Among the available investments are the following $100 million bond issues, each dated January 1, 2011. Prices were determined by underwriters at different times during the last few weeks.
Each of the bond issues matures on December 31, 2030, and pays interest semiannually on June 30 and December 31. For bonds of similar risk and maturity, the market yield at January 1, 2011, is 10%.
Other things being equal, which of the bond issues offers the most attractive investment opportunity at the prices stated? The least attractive? Why?