Finance Tst

The portfolio manager of a hedge fund believes that stock A is undervalued and stock B is overvalued. Currently their prices are $30 and $30, respectively. The port- folio manager of the fund buys 100 shares of A and sells 100 shares of B short. a) Why does the portfolio manager establish these two positions? b) What is the initial cash outflow from the two positions? c) What are the net profits and losses on the positions if, after a period of time, the prices of each stock are
Price of A           Price of B
$25                     $25
27.50                    27.50
30                          30
32.50                     32.50
35                           35
d) What are the net profits and losses if, after a period of time, the prices are
Price of A                Price of B
$30                           $30
32.50                        27.50
35                               25
37.50                          22.50
40                               20
e) What are the net profits and losses if, after a period of time, the prices are
Price of A                   Price of B
$30                              $30
27.50                           32.50
25                                 35
22.50                           37.50
20                                 40