Bubba wants to buy a $4 convertible preferred with that has a $50 par value and is exchangeable for common stock at $47.50. If the preferred stock is trading at
52, what does Bubba calculate as the common stock price in order to be at parity with the preferred?
a little less than 49.38. Bubba needs a calculator to divide the par value of the preferred stock by the price of the common stock. He then divides the result into the price at which the preferred stock is trading.50 divided by 47.50 = 1.05352 divided by 1.053 = 49.38.