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Guided Finance Response

I need the assignment below done using the initial for the last name that starts with the letter G. Please let me know.

Go to MSN Money. (http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/key-ratios) and type in a ticker symbol for a company with the first letter of your last name.

Next, complete the following:

a. Select "Key Ratios" on the left menu panel. b. There are several categories listed for ratios. Select one "Financial Condition Ratio" and one "Management Efficiency Ratio". c. Open the Profile section on the left menu panel and you will see "Industry" is identified. Find a competitive company within that industry and compare those ratios to the ones you just found.

Examine your findings and determine whether your company outperforms its competition based on financial ratios. Identify where your firm seems to lag. Describe how your firm compares with the industry and speculate as to why you believe your firm is performing as it is.

Guided Response: Review the financial ratios provided by your classmates. Do any seem unusual? Respond to at least two classmates by sharing any reasons you can provide to explain the variance in the ratios. Support your reasons with evidence.

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The receivable turnover ratio is an accounting measure used to quantify a firm's effectiveness in extending credit as well as collecting debts. This ratio indicates how efficiently a firm uses its assets and is computed by taking net credit sales divided by average accounts receivable. Google is higher than Yahoo and may want to re-assess its credit policies in order to ensure more ...

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The guided finance responses are discussed. Key ratios on the left menu panels are provided.