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Common stock versus warrant investment

Common stock versus warrant investment:
Susan Michaels is evaluating the Burton Tool Company's common stock and warrants to choose the better investment. The firm's stock is currently selling for $50 per share; its warrants to purchase three shares of common stock at $45 per share are selling for $20. Ignoring transactions cost, Ms. Michaels has $8,000 to invest. She is quite optimistic with respect to Burton because she has certain "inside information" about the firm's prospects with respect to a large government contract.

a) How many shares of stock and how many warrants can Ms Michaels purchase?

b) Suppose Ms. Michaels purchased the stock, held it 1 year, and then sold it for $60 share. What total gain would she realize, ignoring brokerage fees and taxes?

c) Suppose Ms. Michaels purchased warrants and held them for 1 year and the market price of the stock increased to $60 per share. Ignoring brokerage fees and taxes, what would be her total gain if the market value of the warrants increased to $45 and she sold out?

d) What benefits, if any, would the warrants provide? Are there any differences in the risk of these two alternative investments? Explain.

Could use some help understanding how to calculate this problem step by step?

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Common stock versus warrant investment: Susan Michaels is evaluating the Burton Tool Company's common stock and warrants to choose the better investment. The firm's stock is currently selling for $50 per share; its warrants to purchase three shares of common stock at $45 per share are selling for $20. Ignoring transactions cost, Ms. Michaels has $8,000 to invest. She is quite optimistic with respect to Burton because she has certain "inside information" about the firm's prospects with respect to a large government contract.

a) How many shares of stock and ...

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The expert compares the investment in warrants with investment in stocks.

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