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What are rights and warrants and why are they issued?

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

A right is a privilege granted to a shareholder by an issuing company to acquire\r\nadditional shares in direct proportion to the number of shares already owned. the\r\nshares are acquired directly from the issuing company up to a set expiration date at a\r\nprice (known as the subscription or offering price) that is usually lower than the market\r\nprice of the shares at the time of the rights issue.\r\n corporations issue rights when market conditions are not conducive to an ordinary\r\ncommon share issue, a company wants to give existing shareholders the opportunity\r\nto acquire additional shares before anyone else, or a company wants to allow existing\r\nshareholders to maintain their proportionate interest in the company.\r\n secondary markets may develop for rights. rights begin to trade separately from the\r\nrelated stock on the ex-rights day.\r\n the intrinsic value of a right during the ex-rights period is calculated as:\r\nmarket price of the stock subscription price\r\nnumber of righ\r\n\r\nts needed to buy one share\r\n the intrinsic value of a right during the cum-rights period is calculated as:\r\nmarket price of the stock subscription price\r\nnumber of righ\r\n\r\nts needed to buy one share +1\r\n a warrant is a security, often issued as part of a package that also contains a new debt or\r\npreferred share issue, that gives its holder the right to buy shares in a company from the\r\nissuer at a set price until expiration.\r\n warrants can be sold either immediately or after a certain holding period.\r\n intrinsic value of a warrant is the amount, if any, that the market price of the\r\nunderlying common stock exceeds the exercise price of the warrant.\r\n time value of a warrant is the amount that the market price of the warrant exceeds the\r\nintrinsic value.

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