# Quiz 25: Option Valuation

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Q 1Q 1

Travis owns a stock that is currently valued at $45.80 a share. He is concerned that the stock price may decline so he just purchased a put option on the stock with an exercise price of $45. Which one of the following terms applies to the strategy Travis is using?
A)put-call parity
B)covered call
C)protective put
D)straddle
E)strangle

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C

Q 2Q 2

Put-call parity is defined as the relationship between which of the following variables?
I) risk-free asset
II) underlying stock price
III) call option
IV) put option
A)I and II only
B)II and III only
C)II, III, and IV only
D)I, II, and III only
E)I, II, III, and IV

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E

Q 3Q 3

Assume the price of Westward Co. stock increases by one percent. Which one of the following measures the effect that this change in the stock price will have on the value of the Westward Co. options?
A)theta
B)vega
C)rho
D)delta
E)gamma

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D

Q 4Q 4

Which one of the following defines the relationship between the value of an option and the option's time to expiration?
A)theta.
B)vega.
C)rho.
D)delta.
E)gamma.

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Q 5Q 5

Assume the standard deviation of the returns on ABC stock increases. The effect of this change on the value of the call options on ABC stock is measured by which one of the following?
A)theta.
B)vega.
C)rho.
D)delta.
E)gamma.

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Q 6Q 6

The sensitivity of an option's value to a change in the risk-free rate is measured by which one of the following?
A)theta.
B)vega.
C)rho.
D)delta.
E)gamma.

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Q 7Q 7

The implied volatility of the returns on the underlying asset that is computed using the Black-Scholes option pricing model is referred to as which one of the following?
A)residual error
B)implied mean return
C)derived case volatility (DCV)
D)forecast rho
E)implied standard deviation (ISD)

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Q 8Q 8

Amy just purchased a right to buy 100 shares of LKL stock for $35 a share on June 20, 2009. Which one of the following did Amy purchase?
A)American delta
B)American call
C)American put
D)European put
E)European call

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Q 9Q 9

Which one of the following provides the option of selling a stock anytime during the option period at a specified price even if the market price of the stock declines to zero?
A)American call
B)European call
C)American put
D)European put
E)either an American or a European put

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Q 10Q 10

Which one of the following best defines the primary purpose of a protective put?
A)ensure a maximum purchase price in the future
B)offset an equivalent call option
C)limit the downside risk of asset ownership
D)lock in a risk-free rate of return on a financial asset
E)increase the upside potential return on an investment

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Q 11Q 11

Which one of the following acts like an insurance policy if the price of a stock you own suddenly decreases in value?
A)sale of a European call option
B)sale of an American put option
C)purchase of a protective put
D)purchase of a protective call
E)either the sale or purchase of a put

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Q 12Q 12

Which one of the following can be used to replicate a protective put strategy?
A)riskless investment and stock purchase
B)stock purchase and call option
C)call option and riskless investment
D)riskless investment
E)call option, stock purchase, and riskless investment

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Q 13Q 13

Given the (1) exercise price E, (2) time to maturity T, and (3) European put-call parity, the present value of E plus the value of the call option is equal to the:
A)current market value of the stock.
B)present value of the stock minus the value of the put.
C)value of the put minus the market value of the stock.
D)value of a risk-free asset.
E)stock value plus the put value.

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Q 14Q 14

Which one of the following will provide you with the same value that you would have if you just purchased BAT stock?
A)sell a put option on BAT stock and invest at the risk-free rate of return
B)buy both a call option and a put option on BAT stock and also lend out funds at the risk-free rate
C)sell a put and buy a call on BAT stock as well as invest at the risk-free rate of return
D)lend out funds at the risk-free rate of return and sell a put option on BAT stock
E)borrow funds at the risk-free rate of return and invest the proceeds in equivalent amounts of put and call options on BAT stock

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Q 15Q 15

Under European put-call parity, the present value of the strike price is equivalent to:
A)the current value of the stock minus the call premium.
B)the market value of the stock plus the put premium.
C)the present value of a government coupon bond with a face value equal to the strike price.
D)a U.S.Treasury bill with a face value equal to the strike price.
E)a risk-free security with a face value equal to the strike price and a coupon rate equal to the risk-free rate of return.

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Q 16Q 16

Traci wants to have $16,000 six years from now and wants to deposit just one lump sum amount today. The annual percentage rate applicable to her investment is 6.8 percent. Which one of the following methods of compounding interest will allow her to deposit the least amount possible today?
A)annual
B)daily
C)quarterly
D)monthly
E)continuous

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Q 17Q 17

The seller of a European call option has the:
A)right, but not the obligation, to buy a stock at a specified price on a specified date.
B)right to buy a stock at a specified price during a specified period of time.
C)obligation to sell a stock on a specified date but only at the specified price.
D)obligation to buy a stock some time during a specified period at the specified price.
E)obligation to buy a stock at the lower of the exercise price or the market price on the expiration date.

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Q 18Q 18

In the Black-Scholes option pricing formula, N(d

_{1}) is the probability that a standardized, normally distributed random variable is: A)less than or equal to N(d_{2}). B)less than one. C)equal to one. D)equal to d_{1}. E)less than or equal to d_{1}.Free

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Q 19Q 19

In the Black-Scholes model, the symbol "" is used to represent the standard deviation of the:
A)option premium on a call with a specified exercise price.
B)rate of return on the underlying asset.
C)volatility of the risk-free rate of return.
D)rate of return on a risk-free asset.
E)option premium on a put with a specified exercise price.

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Q 20Q 20

Which of the following affect the value of a call option?
I) strike price
II) time to maturity
III) standard deviation of the returns on a risk-free asset
IV) risk-free rate
A)I and III only
B)II and IV only
C)I, II, and IV only
D)II, III, and IV only
E)I, II, III, and IV

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Q 21Q 21

To compute the value of a put using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, you:
A)first have to apply the put-call parity relationship.
B)first have to compute the value of the put as if it is a call.
C)compute the value of an equivalent call and then subtract that value from one.
D)compute the value of an equivalent call and then subtract that value from the market price of the stock.
E)compute the value of an equivalent call and then multiply that value by e

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Q 22Q 22

Which one of the following statements is correct?
A)The price of an American put is equal to the stock price minus the exercise price.
B)The value of a European call is greater than the value of a comparable American call.
C)The value of a put is equal to one minus the value of an equivalent call.
D)The value of a put minus the value of a comparable call is equal to the value of the stock minus the exercise price.
E)The value of an American put will equal or exceed the value of a comparable European put.

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Q 23Q 23

The Black-Scholes option pricing model can be used for:
A)American options but not European options.
B)European options but not American options.
C)call options but not put options.
D)put options but not call options.
E)both zero coupon bonds and coupon bonds.

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Q 24Q 24

Which of the following variables are included in the Black-Scholes call option pricing formula?
I) put premium
II) N(d

_{1}) III) exercise price IV) stock price A)III and IV only B)I, II, and IV only C)II, III, and IV only D)I, III, and IV only E)I, II, III, and IVFree

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Q 25Q 25

Which one of the following statements related to options is correct?
A)American stock options can be exercised but not resold.
B)A European call is either equal to or less valuable than a comparable American call.
C)European puts can be resold but can never be exercised.
D)European options can be exercised on any dividend payment date.
E)American options are valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.

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Q 26Q 26

The value of a call option delta is best defined as:
A)between zero and one.
B)less than zero.
C)greater than zero.
D)greater than or equal to zero.
E)greater than one.

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Q 27Q 27

Which one of the following is the correct formula for approximating the change in an option's value given a small change in the value of the underlying stock?
A)Change in option value Change in stock value/Delta
B)Change in option value Change in stock value/(1 - Delta)
C)Change in option value Change in stock value/(1 + Delta)
D)Change in option value Change in stock value (1 - Delta)
E)Change in option value Change in stock value Delta

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Q 28Q 28

Assume the price of the underlying stock decreases. How will the values of the options respond to this change?
I) call value decreases
II) call value increases
III) put value decreases
IV) put value increases
A)I and III only
B)I and IV only
C)II and III only
D)II and IV only
E)I only

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Q 29Q 29

Which of the following statements are correct?
I) Increasing the time to maturity may not increase the value of a European put.
II) Vega measures the sensitivity of an option's value to the passage of time.
III) Call options tend to be more sensitive to the passage of time than are put options.
IV) An increase in time decreases the value of a call option.
A)I and III only
B)II and IV only
C)II, III, and IV only
D)I, III, and IV only
E)I, II, III, and IV

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Q 30Q 30

Theta measures an option's:
A)intrinsic value.
B)volatility.
C)rate of time decay.
D)sensitivity to changes in the value of the underlying asset.
E)sensitivity to risk-free rate changes.

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Q 31Q 31

Selling an option is generally more valuable than exercising the option because of the option's:
A)riskless value.
B)intrinsic value.
C)standard deviation.
D)exercise price.
E)time premium.

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Q 32Q 32

Which of the following statements are correct?
I) As the standard deviation of the returns on a stock increase, the value of a put option increases.
II) The value of a call option decreases as the time to expiration increases.
III) A decrease in the risk-free rate increases the value of a put option.
IV) Increasing the strike price increases the value of a put option.
A)I and III only
B)II and IV only
C)I and II only
D)I, III, and IV only
E)I, II, and III only

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Q 33Q 33

A decrease in which of the following will increase the value of a put option on a stock?
I) time to expiration
II) stock price
III) exercise price
IV) risk-free rate
A)III only
B)II and IV only
C)I and III only
D)I, II, and III only
E)II, III, and IV only

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Q 34Q 34

Which one of the five factors included in the Black-Scholes model cannot be directly observed?
A)risk-free rate
B)strike price
C)standard deviation
D)stock price
E)life of the option

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Q 35Q 35

Which one of the following statements related to the implied standard deviation (ISD) is correct?
A)The ISD is an estimate of the historical standard deviation of the underlying security.
B)ISD is equal to (1 - D

_{1}). C)The ISD estimates the volatility of an option's price over the option's lifespan. D)The value of ISD is dependent upon both the risk-free rate and the time to option expiration. E)ISD confirms the observable volatility of the return on the underlying security.Free

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Q 36Q 36

The implied standard deviation used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model is:
A)based on historical performance.
B)a prediction of the volatility of the return on the underlying asset over the life of the option.
C)a measure of the time decay of an option.
D)an estimate of the future value of an option given a strike price (E).
E)a measure of the historical intrinsic value of an option.

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Q 37Q 37

The value of an option is equal to the:
A)intrinsic value minus the time premium.
B)time premium plus the intrinsic value.
C)implied standard deviation plus the intrinsic value.
D)summation of the intrinsic value, the time premium, and the implied standard deviation.
E)summation of delta, theta, vega, and rho.

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Q 38Q 38

For the equity of a firm to be considered a call option on the firm's assets, the firm must:
A)be in default.
B)be leveraged.
C)pay dividends.
D)have a negative cash flow from operations.
E)have a negative cash flow from assets.

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Q 39Q 39

Paying off a firm's debt is comparable to _____ on the assets of the firm.
A)purchasing a put option
B)purchasing a call option
C)exercising an in-the-money put option
D)exercising an in-the-money call option
E)selling a call option

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Q 40Q 40

The shareholders of a firm will benefit the most from a positive net present value project when the delta of the call option on the firm's assets is:
A)equal to one.
B)between zero and one.
C)equal to zero.
D)between zero and minus one.
E)equal to minus one.

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Q 41Q 41

The value of the risky debt of a firm is equal to the value of:
A)a call option plus the value of a risk-free bond.
B)a risk-free bond plus a put option.
C)the equity of the firm minus a put.
D)the equity of the firm plus a call option.
E)a risk-free bond minus a put option.

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Q 42Q 42

A firm has assets of $21.8 million and a 3-year, zero-coupon, risky bonds with a total face value of $8.5 million. The bonds have a total current market value of $8.1 million. How can the shareholders of this firm change these risky bonds into risk-free bonds?
A)purchase a call option with a 1-year life and a $8.1 million face value
B)purchase a call option with a 5-year life and a $8.5 million face value
C)purchase a put option with a 1-year life and a $21.8 million face value
D)purchase a put option with a 3-year life and a $8.1 million face value
E)purchase a put option with a 3-year life and an $8.5 million face value

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Q 43Q 43

Pure financial mergers:
A)are beneficial to stockholders.
B)are beneficial to both stockholders and bondholders.
C)are detrimental to stockholders.
D)add value to both the total assets and the total equity of a firm.
E)reduce both the total assets and the total equity of a firm.

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Q 44Q 44

A purely financial merger:
A)increases the risk that the merged firm will default on its debt obligations.
B)has no effect on the risk level of the firm's debt.
C)reduces the value of the option to go bankrupt.
D)has no effect on the equity value of a firm.
E)reduces the risk level of the firm and increases the value of the firm's equity.

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Q 45Q 45

Which one of the following statements is correct?
A)Mergers benefit shareholders but not creditors.
B)Positive NPV projects will automatically benefit both creditors and shareholders.
C)Shareholders might prefer a negative NPV project over a positive NPV project.
D)Creditors prefer negative NPV projects while shareholders prefer positive NPV projects.
E)Mergers rarely affect bondholders.

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Q 46Q 46

This morning, Krystal purchased shares of Global Markets stock at a cost of $39.40 per share. She simultaneously purchased puts on Global Markets stock at a cost of $1.25 per share and a strike price of $40 per share. The put expires in one year. How much profit will she earn per share on these transactions if the stock is worth $38 a share one year from now?
A)-$2.65
B)-$1.25
C)-$0.65
D)$0.60
E)$1.25

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Q 47Q 47

Today, you purchased 100 shares of Lazy Z stock at a market price of $47 per share. You also bought a one year, $45 put option on Lazy Z stock at a cost of $0.15 per share. What is the maximum total amount you can lose on these purchases?
A)-$4,715
B)-$4,685
C)-$4,015 -$215
E)-$0

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Q 48Q 48

Today, you are buying a one-year call on Piper Sons stock with a strike price of $27.50 per share and a one-year risk-free asset which pays 3.5 percent interest. The cost of the call is $1.40 per share and the amount invested in the risk-free asset is $26.57. How much total profit will you earn on these purchases if the stock has a market price of $29 one year from now?
A)$0.10
B)$0.85
C)$1.03
D)$1.11
E)$1.17

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Q 49Q 49

Today, you are buying a one-year call on one share of Webster United stock with a strike price of $40 per share and a one-year risk-free asset that pays 4 percent interest. The cost of the call is $1.85 per share and the amount invested in the risk-free asset is $38.46. What is the most you can lose on these purchases over the next year?
A)-$1.85
B)-$0.31
C)$0
D)$0.42
E)$1.54

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Q 50Q 50

A.K. Scott's stock is selling for $38 a share. A 3-month call on this stock with a strike price of $35 is priced at $3.40. Risk-free assets are currently returning 0.18 percent per month. What is the price of a 3-month put on this stock with a strike price of $35?
A) $0.21
B) $0.49
C) $4.99
D) $5.85
E) $6.20

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Q 51Q 51

Cell Tower stock has a current market price of $62 a share. The one-year call on Cell Tower stock with a strike price of $65 is priced at $7.16 while the one-year put with a strike price of $65 is priced at $7.69. What is the risk-free rate of return?
A)3.95 percent
B)4.21 percent
C)4.67 percent
D)5.38 percent
E)5.57 percent

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Q 52Q 52

Grocery Express stock is selling for $22 a share. A 3-month, $20 call on this stock is priced at $2.65. Risk-free assets are currently returning 0.2 percent per month. What is the price of a 3-month put on Grocery Express stock with a strike price of $20?
A)$0.37
B)$0.53
C)$0.67
D)$1.10
E)$1.18

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Q 53Q 53

J&N, Inc. stock has a current market price of $46 a share. The one-year call on this stock with a strike price of $55 is priced at $0.05 while the one-year put with a strike price of $55 is priced at $8.24. What is the risk-free rate of return?
A)1.49 percent
B)1.82 percent
C)3.10 percent
D)3.64 percent
E)4.21 percent

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Q 54Q 54

You invest $4,000 today at 6.5 percent, compounded continuously. How much will this investment be worth 8 years from now?
A)$6,620
B)$6,728
C)$7,311
D)$7,422
E)$7,791

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Q 55Q 55

Todd invested $8,500 in an account today at 7.5 percent compounded continuously. How much will he have in his account if he leaves his money invested for 5 years?
A)$12,203
B)$12,245
C)$12,287
D)$12,241
E)$12,367

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Q 56Q 56

Wesleyville Markets stock is selling for $36 a share. The 9-month $40 call on this stock is selling for $2.23 while the 9-month $40 put is priced at $5.11. What is the continuously compounded risk-free rate of return?
A)2.87 percent
B)3.11 percent
C)3.38 percent
D)3.56 percent
E)3.79 percent

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Q 57Q 57

The stock of Edwards Homes, Inc. has a current market value of $23 a share. The 3-month call with a strike price of $20 is selling for $3.80 while the 3-month put with a strike price of $20 is priced at $0.54. What is the continuously compounded risk-free rate of return?
A)4.43 percent
B)4.50 percent
C)4.68 percent
D)5.00 percent
E)5.23 percent

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Q 58Q 58

What is the value of d

_{2}given the following information on a stock? A)0.0518 B)0.0525 C)0.0533 D)0.0535 E)0.0540Free

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Q 59Q 59

Given the following information, what is the value of d

_{2}as it is used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model? A)-1.1346 B)-0.8657 C)-0.8241 D)-0.7427 E)-0.7238Free

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Q 60Q 60

What is the value of a 3-month call option with a strike price of $25 given the Black-Scholes option pricing model and the following information?
A)$3.38
B)$3.42
C)$3.68
D)$4.27
E)$4.53

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Q 61Q 61

What is the value of a 6-month call with a strike price of $25 given the Black-Scholes option pricing model and the following information?
A)$0
B)$0.93
C)$1.06
D)$1.85
E)$2.14

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Q 62Q 62

What is the value of a 6-month put with a strike price of $27.50 given the Black-Scholes option pricing model and the following information?
A)$6.71
B)$6.88
C)$7.24
D)$7.38
E)$7.62

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Q 63Q 63

What is the value of a 3-month put with a strike price of $45 given the Black-Scholes option pricing model and the following information?
A)$0.57
B)$0.63
C)$0.91
D)$1.36
E)$1.54

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Q 64Q 64

A stock is currently selling for $55 a share. The risk-free rate is 4 percent and the standard deviation is 18 percent. What is the value of d

_{1}of a 9-month call option with a strike price of $57.50? A)-0.01506 B)-0.01477 C)-0.00574 D)0.00042 E)0.00181Free

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Q 65Q 65

A stock is currently selling for $36 a share. The risk-free rate is 3.8 percent and the standard deviation is 27 percent. What is the value of d

_{1}of a 9-month call option with a strike price of $40? A)-0.21872 B)-0.21179 C)-0.21047 D)-0.20950 E)-0.20356Free

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Q 66Q 66

The delta of a call option on a firm's assets is 0.767. This means that a $50,000 project will increase the value of equity by:
A)$21,760.
B)$25,336.
C)$38,350.
D)$54,627.
E)$65,189.

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Q 67Q 67

The delta of a call option on a firm's assets is 0.727. This means that a $195,000 project will increase the value of equity by:
A)$141,765.
B)$180,219.
C)$211,481.
D)$264,909.
E)$268,226.

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Q 68Q 68

The current market value of the assets of Smethwell, Inc. is $56 million, with a standard deviation of 16 percent per year. The firm has zero-coupon bonds outstanding with a total face value of $40 million. These bonds mature in 2 years. The risk-free rate is 4.5 percent per year compounded continuously. What is the value of d

_{1}? A)1.67 B)1.84 C)1.93 D)2.00 E)2.06Free

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Q 69Q 69

The current market value of the assets of Cristopherson Supply is $46.5 million. The market value of the equity is $28.7 million. The risk-free rate is 4.75 percent and the outstanding debt matures in 4 years. What is the market value of the firm's debt?
A)$17.80 million
B)$19.80 million
C)$20.23 million
D)$22.66 million
E)$23.01 million

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Q 70Q 70

The current market value of the assets of Nano Tek is $16 million. The market value of the equity is $7.5 million. The risk-free rate is 4.5 percent and the outstanding debt matures in 5 years. What is the market value of the firm's debt?
A)$8.50 million
B)$9.98 million
C)$12.00 million
D)$19.42 million
E)$23.84 million

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Q 71Q 71

Explain why the equity ownership of a firm is equivalent to owning a call option on the firm's assets.

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Q 72Q 72

Explain how option pricing theory can be used to argue that acquisitive firms pursuing conglomerate mergers are not acting in the shareholders' best interest.

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Q 74Q 74

Explain how an increase in T-bill rates will affect the value of an American call and an American put.

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Q 76Q 76

You need $12,000 in 6 years. How much will you need to deposit today if you can earn 11 percent per year, compounded continuously? Assume this is the only deposit you make.
A)$6,000.00
B)$6,048.50
C)$6,179.25
D)$6,202.22
E)$6,415.69

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Q 77Q 77

A stock is selling for $60 per share. A call option with an exercise price of $67 sells for $3.31 and expires in 4 months. The risk-free rate of interest is 2.8 percent per year, compounded continuously. What is the price of a put option with the same exercise price and expiration date?
A)$8.99
B)$9.23
C)$9.47
D)$9.69
E)$9.94

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Q 78Q 78

A put option that expires in eight months with an exercise price of $57 sells for $3.85. The stock is currently priced at $59, and the risk-free rate is 3.1 percent per year, compounded continuously. What is the price of a call option with the same exercise price and expiration date?
A)$6.67
B)$7.02
C)$7.34
D)$7.71
E)$7.80

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Q 79Q 79

What is the price of a put option given the following information?
A)$16.57
B)$16.83
C)$17.74
D)$18.47
E)$19.02

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Q 80Q 80

What is the delta of a put option given the following information?
A)-0.685
B)-0.315
C)0.315
D)0.525
E)0.685

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Q 81Q 81

You own a lot in Key West, Florida, that is currently unused. Similar lots have recently sold for $1.2 million. Over the past five years, the price of land in the area has increased 10 percent per year, with an annual standard deviation of 23 percent. A buyer has recently approached you and wants an option to buy the land in the next 9 months for $1,310,000. The risk-free rate of interest is 7 percent per year, compounded continuously. How much should you charge for the option? (Round your answer to the nearest $1,000.)
A)$52,000
B)$58,000
C)$63,000
D)$72,000
E)$77,000

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Q 82Q 82

A call option with an exercise price of $31 and 6 months to expiration has a price of $3.77. The stock is currently priced at $17.99, and the risk-free rate is 3 percent per year, compounded continuously. What is the price of a put option with the same exercise price and expiration date?
A)$13.89
B)$14.57
C)$15.24
D)$15.69
E)$16.32

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Q 83Q 83

A call option matures in nine months. The underlying stock price is $95, and the stock's return has a standard deviation of 19 percent per year. The risk-free rate is 3 percent per year, compounded continuously. The exercise price is $0. What is the price of the call option?
A)$15.97
B)$52.14
C)$56.37
D)$92.23
E)$95.00

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Q 84Q 84

A stock is currently priced at $45. A call option with an expiration of one year has an exercise price of $60. The risk-free rate is 14 percent per year, compounded continuously, and the standard deviation of the stock's return is infinitely large. What is the price of the call option?
A)$39.47
B)$42.08
C)$45.00
D)$52.63
E)$60.00

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Q 85Q 85

Sunburn Sunscreen has a zero coupon bond issue outstanding with a $10,000 face value that matures in one year. The current market value of the firm's assets is $10,600. The standard deviation of the return on the firm's assets is 40 percent per year, and the annual risk-free rate is 7 percent per year, compounded continuously. What is the market value of the firm's debt based on the Black-Scholes model? (Round your answer to the nearest $100.)
A)$6,415.30
B)$6,900
C)$8,300
D)$8,800
E)$9,200

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Q 86Q 86

Frostbite Thermal Wear has a zero coupon bond issue outstanding with a face value of $20,000 that matures in one year. The current market value of the firm's assets is $23,000. The standard deviation of the return on the firm's assets is 52 percent per year, and the annual risk-free rate is 6 percent per year, compounded continuously. What is the market value of the firm's equity based on the Black-Scholes model? (Round your answer to the nearest $100.)
A)$6,400
B)$6,700
C)$6,900
D)$7,000
E)$7,200

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