Otherwise similar straight debt because convertibles

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otherwise similar straight debt because convertibles are less risky than straight debt. c. At the time it is issued, a convertible's conversion (or exercise) price is generally set equal to or below the underlying stock's price. d. For equilibrium to exist, the expected return on a convertible bond must normally be between the expected return on the firm's otherwise similar straight debt and the expected return on its common stock. e. The coupon interest rate on a firm's convertibles is generally set higher than the market yield on its otherwise similar straight debt.
3. Which of the following statements concerning warrants is correct?
c. A firm's investors would generally prefer to see it issue bonds with warrants than straight bonds because the warrants dilute the value of new shareholders, and that value is transferred to existing shareholders. d. A drawback to using warrants is that if the firm is very successful, investors will be less likely to exercise the warrants, and this will deprive the firm of receiving any new capital. e. Bonds with warrants and convertible bonds both have option features that their

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