The Woods Co. and the McIlroy Co. have both announced

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Question: The Woods Co. and the McIlroy Co. have both announ…

 

The Woods Co. and the McIlroy Co. have both announced IPOs at $50 per share. One of these is undervalued by $14.00, and the other is overvalued by $6.75, but you have no way of knowing which is which. You plan on buying 1,500 shares of each issue. If an issue is underpriced, it will be rationed, and only half your order will be filled.

Part I

Assuming you could get 1,500 shares in Woods and 1,500 shares in McIlroy, what would your profit be? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to the nearest whole number, e.g., 32.)

  1. Profit            $

Part II

What profit do you actually expect?  (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

a. Expected profit            $

Part III

What principle have you illustrated?

a. Break-even
b. Prisoner’s dilemma
c. Winner’s curse