Tests of Two Models for Valuing Call Options on Stocks with Dividends

Tests of Two Models for Valuing Call Options on Stocks with Dividends

  • WILLIAM STERK

Article first published online: 30th April 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1982.tb03614.x

Abstract


Roll has recently formulated an option pricing model which allows dividend payments on the underlying stock. This paper compares the performance of the exact Roll model with a modified, but inexact, Black‐Scholes model. The results indicate that the Roll model prices are significantly closer to actual market prices.

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