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5. An analyst wants to use the Black-Scholes model to value call options
on the stock of Ledbetter Inc. based on the following data:
The price of the stock is $40.
The strike price of the option is $40.
The option matures in 3 months (t = 0.25).
The standard deviation of the stock’s returns is 0.40, and the variance is
The risk-free rate is 6%.
Given this information, the analyst then calculated the following
necessary components of the Black-Scholes model:
d1 = 0.175
d2 = -0.025
N(d1) = 0.56946
N(d2) = 0.49003