Ajax Corporation has received a firm commitment from its underwriter to purchase 1 million shares of stock that will be marketed to the general public at $23 per share. The underwriter's spread is $1.90 per share and the issuing firm will pay an additional $1.65 million in legal and other fees. The issue was fully sold on the first day and the stock closed at $27.50 on that day. Calculate both the direct expense of issuance and the indirect (i.e., underpricing) expense. What percentage of the market value of the shares is represented by these costs?
107. The liquidity of Baja Corporation has been decreasing, and it contemplates a rights issue. There are currently 2 million shares outstanding with a market value of $60 each. The firm needs to raise $24 million and wants you to design a rights issue that will allow the new stock price to be no lower than $55 and for there to be no more than 2.5 million shares outstanding after the issue. How many shares must be held to obtain the right to one new share, and what will be the price of the new share?
108. Discuss the potential agency issue with managers' issuance of new equity.
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