pybus, Inc. is considering issuing bonds that will mature in 25 years with an annual coupon rate of 12 percent. Their par value will be $1,000, and the interest will be paid semiannually. Pybus is hoping to get a AA rating on its bonds and, if it does, the yield to maturity on similar AA bonds is 9.5 percent. However, Pybus is not sure whether the new bonds will receive a AA rating. If they receive an Arating, the yield to maturity on similar A bonds is 10.5 percent. What will be the price of these bonds if they receive either an A or a AA rating?
a. The price of the Pybus bonds if they receive a AA rating will be $___. (Round to the nearest cent.)