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Question: The Clifford Corporation has announced a rights

The Clifford Corporation has announced a rights offer to raise $25 million for a new journal, the Journal of Financial Excess. This journal will review potential articles after the author pays a nonrefundable reviewing fee of $5,000 per page. The stock currently sells for $48 per share, and there are 2.7 million shares outstanding.
a. What is the maximum possible subscription price? What is the minimum?
b. If the subscription price is set at $41 per share, how many shares must be sold? How many rights will it take to buy one share?
c. What is the ex-rights price? What is the value of a right? d. Show how a shareholder with 1,000 shares before the offering and no desire (or money) to buy additional shares is not harmed by the rights offer.


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