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One of the characteristics of IPOs that puzzles experts is that they tend to be underpriced. What are the explanations for IPOs being underpriced?

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Although underpricing takes place all over the country, people still try to figure out the reasons for it. When explaining underpricing of IPOs, explanations fall under four categories: Information asymmetry, institutional reasons, control considerations, and behavioral approaches. The information asymmetry model classifies investors as either informed or uninformed. Informed ...

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Explains some reasons for IPO's being underpriced.

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2. Calculating Flotation Costs. The Clapper Corporation needs to raise $60 million to finance its expansion into new markets. The company will sell new shares of equity via a general cash offering to raise the needed funds. If the offer price is $75 per share and the company's underwriters charge a 7 percent spread, how many shares need to be sold?

5. Calculating Flotation Costs. The Moser Corporation needs to raise $35 million to finance its expansion into new markets. The company will sell new shares of equity via a general cash offering to raise the needed funds. If the offer price is $42 per share and the company's underwriters charge a 6 percent spread, how many shares need to be sold?

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