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Warrants for exercise values

Orne Corporation issued bonds with detachable warrants several years ago. Each warrant allows the holder to purchase one share of stock at $30 per share. The stock has a beta of 1.6.

a Calculate the exercise value of the warrants if the price of the underlying stock is $40.
b. How much would an investor likely be willing to pay for the warrant over and above its exercise value ? Why?
c. Would the investor likely be willing to pay more or less for the warrant if the stock had a beta of 1.0? Why?
d. Is a warrant more similar to a call option or a put option? Why?
e. Why might an investor prefer to buy warrants rather than the underlying stock?


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