Lauren has a margin account and deposits $50,000. Assume the prevailing margin requirement is 40 percent, commissions are ignored, and the gentry Shoe Corporation is selling at $35 per share.
a. How many shares can Lauren purchase using the maximum allowable margin b. What is Lauren s profit (loss) if the price of Gentry s stock:
rises to $45?
Falls to $25?
c. If the maintenance margin is 30 percent, to what price can Gentry Shoe fall before Lauren will receive a margin call?