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Need to create a buy, hold, sell analysis

The company that I have to do a Buy, Hold, Sell Analysis is Ralcorp. The ticker symbol is RAH. 1. Summarize the key financial Ratios that will help you determine if you should buy, hold, or sell. (Earnings Per Share, PE, Return on Equity, ect.) 2. What is the industry outlook for Ralcorp 3. What is the business model and g

Risk Management

What are the nine risk types that financial institutions identify in their annual reports? What are the risk types for financial instituitions in general is really what I am asking. Credit Risk, Market Risk, Country Risk, etc.

Exercise problems and questions

(See attached file for full problem description) Ch. 1 (Wk 3 Reading): Practice Problems 13, 14, and 15 on pg. 23 Goals of the firm Ch 2 (Wk 3 Reading): Practice Problem 14 on pg. 42 Corporate Financing Ch 13 (Wk 3 Reading): Quiz Problem 1, 3, and 5 on pg. 362-363 Alfred Cake Company Financing terms - convertible

Activities to look for in determining entrenched mgmt

Subject: Week Six Scenario I am really upset! Here's the deal..... We have all heard of agency theory or agency costs haven't we? Well, a very large manufacturing company whose name is Findum, Filchum, and Forgetum, Incorporated is doing something that makes me uncomfortable and upset. They have the major share of the

Investing recommendation comparison

Just based on the summary below, I need a recommendation of which company would be the best to invest in out of ACME and SMITHCO. Please explain in detain why. Comparison The ratio analysis indicates that ACME has increased their profits and decreased their liabilities from 2003 to 2004. ACME has also increased their abili


I need to know how to figure out: 1. Sales 2. Accounts receivables 3. Inventories 4. Fixed assets accounts payable common stock 5. cost of goods sold based on the following information: Debt ratio: 50% quick ration: 0.80% Total assets turnover: 1.5x Days sales outstanding: 36.5 days gross profit margin on sa

Market Orders

1) Order Types Suppose Dell is currently trading at $65. You think if it reaches $70 ,it will continue to climb, so you want to buy it if and when it gets there. Should you submit a limit order to buy at $70? 2). Order books You find the following order book on a particular stock. The last trade on the stock was at $81.03.

Finance Problems

1. Myers Business Systems is evaluating the introduction of a new product. The possible levels of unit sales and the probabilities of their occurrence are given below: Possible Sales Market Reaction in Units Probabilities Low response . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 .10 Moderate response . .

Excel Spreadsheet

Make a usable spreadsheet that can calculate the blended interest rate for 2 separate loans. Below is an example of the output data that this spreadsheet would produce for this particular scenario: Mortgage Loan Summary Loan one amount $250,000.00 Interest Rate 5.25% Term 30 years Monthly payment $1

Finance questions: fill in the blank and true false

1. A (n) ___Corporation _______ is a legal entity created by a state, and it is separated from its owners and managers. 2. The __Balance sheet______ _____ lists the firm's assets as well as claims against those assets. 3. The debt ratio, which is the ratio of ___long term debt ___ ___ to ____total term capital ____ ______

Finance help - Blue Moon Corporation

Blue Moon Corporation has one million shares of common stock outstanding. In a typical annual election for the board of directors, shareholders representing 70 percent of the shares outstanding exersize their right to vote. The company has nine members on its board of directors, all of whom are elected annually. a. If the co

Question about Forecasted addition to retained earnings

Kenney Corporation reported the following income statement for the most recent year(numbers are in millions of dollars): Sales $7,000 Total operating costs 3,000 EBIT $4,000 Interest 200 Earnings before tax (EBT) $3,800 Taxes (40%) 1,520 Net income available to common shareholders $2,280 The company foreca

Calculate current market value of bonds; prepare an amortization table for a loan

13) The Corporation has 1,000,000 of 8% bonds outstanding. Interest is payable each July and January 1 and the maturity date is 10 years from today. If the current market rate of interest is 10%, what is the current market value of the bonds? 14) The Corporation has just borrowed $100,000 from the bank. The term of the loan

Prepare a summary performance report for Economy Airlines's President

See attached files. Consider the performance (in thousands of dollars) of Economy Airlines for a given year in the table below. The static (master) budget had been based on a budget of $.20 per revenue passenger kilometer. An average passenger kilometer is one paying passenger who has flown one kilometer. An average airf

Prepare a columnar summary of performance for Parks Canada

Parks Canada prepared the following budget for one of its national parks for 2002: Revenue from fees $5,000,000 Variable costs (miscellaneous) 500,000 Contribution margin $4,500,000 Fixed costs (miscellaneous) 4,500,000 Operating income $ 0 The

Amortization table

Use a spreadsheet software (for example, MS Excel), construct an amortization table for the following mortgage. In the amortization table, provide all the information listed below. (Assuming interest is compounded monthly and payments are due at the end of the month). For a 15-year variable-rate-level-payment mortgage (VRM) o

Finance 201

TIME VALUE OF MONEY Please show all work, or inputs on the financial or graphing calculator, to receive credit for your answers. No credit will be given for answers without calculations or inputs. You must include a timeline with each problem 1. You would like to buy a house, and have researched the mortgage market. Your

Breakeven- in units , in dollars

17. You are in the business of selling widgets. You retail these fine looking widgets for $25.00 a piece and you have 1,000 of them in inventory. If your total fixed costs are $150,000 and your total variable costs are $10,000 what is: Your breakeven in units________________________


A company issued 10%, 10-year, $10,000,000 par value bonds that pay interest semiannually on April 1 and October 1. The bonds are dated April 1, 2004 and are issued on that date. The market rate of interest for such bonds on April 1, 2004 is 8%. The company uses the effective interest rate method of amortization. 1. Prepar

Search for three public companies that you may want to invest in.

Search for three public companies that you may want to invest in. You may want to consider three companies in the same industry. Make sure they provide their financial information online. You could go to each company's website and look in the investor relations area. A better way is to research Yahoo Finance [http://finance.yaho


51. Pick the statement that is most correct. 1. The SML relates required returns to firm's systematic or market risk. The slope and intercept of this line cannot be controlled by the financial manager. 2. The slope of the SML is determined by the value of the beta. 3. If you plotted the returns of a given stock agai


Most correct Statement. 1. If you add enough randomly selected stocks to a portfolio, you can completely eliminate all the market risk from the portfolio 2. If you formed a portfolio which included a large number of low beta stocks (less than 1.0 but greater than -1.0), the portfolio would itself have a beta coefficient


Using the income statement for Paste Management Company compute the following ratios: a. The interest coverage. b. The fixed charge coverage. The total assets for this company equal $80,000. Set up the equation for the Du Pont system of ratio analysis, and compute c, d, and e. c. Profit margin. d. Total asset turnover.

Need liquidity analysis of ratios

Jan-05 Jan-04 Jan-03 Jan-02 Jan-01 Current Ratio Current Assets 1.69 1.55 1.59 1.37 1.16 Current Liabilities Quick (Acid-Test) Ratio Current Assets-Inventory 1.04 0.91 0.95 0.74 0.49 Current Liabilities Inventory Turnover Cost of Goods Sold


To accumulate $8,000 by the end of 5 years by making equal annual end-of-year deposits for the next 5 years. If earning 7% on the investments, how much must be deposited at the end of each year to meet the goal?