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Share price and investor expectations

Apex Inc., is a biotechnology firm that is about to announce the results of its clinical trials of a potential new cancer drug. If the trials were successful, apnex stock will be worth $70 per share. If the trials were unsuccessful, Apnex stock will be worth $18 per share. Suppose that the morning before the announcement is scheduled. Apnex shares are trading for $55 per share.

a. Based on the current share price, what sort of expectations do investors seem to have about the success of the trials?

b. Suppose hedge fund manager , Paul kliner has hired several prominent research scientists to examine the public data on teh drug and make their own assessment of the drug's promise. What would Kliner fund be likely to profit by trading the stocks inteh hours prior to the announcement?

c. What would limit the funds ability to profit on its information?

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a. Based on the current share price, what sort of expectations do investors seem to have about the success of the trials?

Since the price is closer to $70, investors are expecting the probability of success is much higher as compared to ...

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The solution explains the relation between share price and investor expectations

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