Table: Better "Busteds"

If a company's stock price has swung widely, says Merrill's Cox, the odds are better that the convert price could be reached

YIELD CON- CURRENT TO VERSION STOCK CONVERTIBLE BOND PRICE YIELD MATURITY PRICE PRICE

ANALOG DEVICES 4.75% due 10/05 $898.75 5.29% 7.47% $129.78 $39.38 CYMER 7.25% due 8/04 957.50 7.57 8.76 46.80 27.00 EXODUS 5.25% due 2/08 575.00 9.13 15.58 22.75 8.03 MERCURY INTERACTIVE 4.75% due 7/07 821.25 5.78 8.52 111.25 51.09 TRANSWITCH 4.5% due 9/05 691.25 6.51 14.18 61.92 13.64 VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR 4% due 3/05 761.25 5.26 11.80 112.00 23.95

Prices and yields as of Apr. 16

Data: ConvertBond.com

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