I am needing assistance. I am practicing a dissertation process and want to be clear about my knowledge of each component of the process. I am trying to create an overview of a proposal for a finance dissertation based upon using statistical tools for financial research and risk assessment / portfolio theory. At a minimum, the
Financial ratios by themselves provide very little information about a firm. We need to compare ratios across firms in similar industry sectors. The two methods for analyzing financial ratios for a firm are: time trend analysis and similar group analysis. Elaborate on how each of these methods can be helpful in understanding how
Pechstein Corporation issued 2,000 shares of $10 par value common stock upon conversion of 1,000 shares of $50 par value preferred stock. The preferred stock was originally issued at $60 per share. The common stock is trading at $25 per share at the time of the conversion. Record the conversion of the preferred stock. See the
The management of a conservative firm has adopted a policy of never letting debt exceed 30 percent of total financing. The firm will earn $10,000,000 but distribute 40 percent in dividends, so the firm will have $6,000,000 to add to retained earnings. Currently the price of the stock is $50, the company pays a $2 per share divid
Discuss capitation payment methodologies between payers and providers, and Medicare or Medicaid with commercial Managed Care organizations (MCO). Explain at least three important aspects that you as a medical business professional would need to understand when negotiating payment contracts either between a provider and the MCO,
Suppose you own 100 shares of Dell Inc. stock. Today it is trading at $15 per share, but you're worried Michael Dell might retire again, causing the price to go down. How would you protect yourself against his retirement, assuming you don't want to sell the shares today?
Pechstein Corporation issued 2000 shares of $10 par value common stock upon conversion of 1000 shares of $50 par value preferred stock. The preferred stock was originally issued at $60 per share.The common stock is trading at $25 per share at the time of conversion. Record the conversion of the preferred stock.
Give a brief background on the following topics: 1. Government insurances and payment expectations 2. Commercial insurances and payment expectations 3. Liability insurances and payment expectations 4. Self-pay/ cash pay patients and payment expectations. 5. Focus on the ways in which these types are different from one a
An investment with total costs of $10,000 will generate total revenue of $11,000 for the year. Management thinks that since the investment is profitable, it should be made. Do you agree? What additional information would you want? If funds cost 12 percent, what would be your advice to management? Would your answer be different i
What are the differences between managed care and traditional cost/reimbursement models?Based on recent peer reviewed references
What are the differences between managed care and traditional cost/reimbursement models? Use at least 2 published peer-reviewed journal articles from within the last 3 years related to the evaluation of the managed care model versus a fee-for-service approach. Summarize the results in consideration of costs, quality, and access
When applying monetary policy, the Federal Reserve System is known as "the lender of last resort." What does this mean, and what tools are used during a lending crisis?
You have been asked to write a 'briefing' article for The Economist analysing the debate initiated by Robert Shiller about democratising finance and comparing this with the kinds of regulatory measures that have been adopted in the OECD countries in the wake of the recent financial crisis. The issues you need to consider in your
Finance & Accounting Answer the following: 1. What three accounting statements help the manager monitor a firm's performance? What can the balance sheet tell the firm about its assets and financial structure? 2. What are three types of business organizations? Explain briefly. 3. Calculate the annual depreciation cha
CDE is issuing preferred stock with dividends at 8.12% of the $25 par value. 1. Assuming a price of $26.25 per share, calculate the return on the preferred stock. 2. The preferred stock will reach maturity in 20 years. With annual dividend payments and a price of $26.25 per share, calculate the return.
You are told that one corporation just issued $100 million of preferred stock and another purchased $100 million preferred stock as an investment. You are also told that one firm has an effective tax rate of 20 percent, whereas the other is in the 35 percent bracket. Which firm is more likely to have bought the preferred? Expla
ABC pays dividends over the next 4 years: 2.50; 3.20; 4.75; and 5.20 beginning in period 1 1. After the 4th year the firm projects constant growth of 3%. Assuming investors need an 11% return, what is the current share price? 2. The CFO has proposed new investment opportunities and needs to present them to the board for app
1. The difference between the rate of return on assets and the cost of borrowing is: (A) financial leverage (B) spread (c) debt service (D) none of the above 2 When the rate of return on assets exceeds the cost of borrowing, it represents: (A) negative spread (B) positive spread
In this course, you have expanded your understanding of finance in terms of the measures taken and implementation of financial data in a business. You have also thought about the ways that finance fits into the larger management of a going concern. How would you integrate finance in your assessment of a business' health and in
In 2-3 pages: 1. I need funding options (For a US Business; I'm a US resident so maybe US Funding options) available for a Start Up Business. 2. I need THREE clear examples of such. 3. Please help me to understand the things I need to have to get funding and to get accepted and why I may not get funding, any possible pr
Assume that XYZ has Earnings Per share of $1.79 with a .68 cent dividend and return on equity of 24%. If the stock price is $49.22 then: 1. Use the dividend discount model to estimate the return for XYZ 2. Estimate the present value of the growth opportunity. You can use Excel or do long hand.
Mark is looking at the forecasts of expected economic growth. He plans to invest $120,000 in an investment whose return would depend on the economic conditions. It is estimated that the economy will have a high growth with a probability of 25%, normal growth with a probability of 50% and a slow growth with a probability of 25%.
If the Social Security retirement system was a private retirement system, it would be declared bankrupt. Discuss why this is so and why the Social Security system can continue to pay benefits despite the fact that it can be considered bankrupt. Discuss why the Social Security tax rate has increased so much in recent years. What
How would you set up a cost-benefit analysis of a program to reduce air pollution in a city? Carefully indicate the items you would include, such as benefits and costs, and discuss the problems encountered in measuring these benefits and costs.
A company has posted a request for bid on 230k cases of widgets per year over the next 5 years. Determine what bid price makes the most sense as a potential supplier. An Initial investment of 1 million is required to begin production. This investment will be depreciated using the straight line to zero method throughout the co
I choose Walmart. Provide a financial summary of your selected company's financial health. Define 2 financial concepts and how they played a major part in the company's financial press. Based on your research of your company's financial health, describe the company's financial health.
1. A company has operating profits of $15,000 on unit sales of 10,000 units. Fixed costs are $30,000. What is the firm's break-even sales level? a) less than 6,000 units. b) 6,000 units. c) more than 6,000 units d) There is not enough information to determine the unit break-even point. 2) Crenshaw Inc., expects to gen
Your firm shorts 30 March 2009 Euro futures contracts with a future price of 1.510 for 5 days. Each contract has a $2100 initial margin and a $2100 maintenance margin. Each contact has a 125,000 Euro face value. For the next five days, the settlement prices of the March Euro contract are going to be 1.512, 1.514, 1.511, 1.509
I need some guidance for the following scenario: You manage a portfolio that consists of 70 percent in S & P 500 index stocks and 30 percent in a Crude Oil ETF. Over the past 10 years the S & P 500 has had an average monthly return of 1.2 percent and a monthly return volatility of 2.2percent. Over the same period, crude oil h
On February 18, 2008, a two-year Treasury STRIP (default free, zero-coupon note) sold for $98.5678 per hundred dollar of par value, while a four-year Treasury STRIP sold for $97.1264 per hundred dollar of par value. Assuming financial markets are perfect, you want to own $22M face value of 2-year Treasury STRIPs in two years an
I have an expected cash flow of $1,000 in one year. 1.2 is the beta for the common stock and 1.2 is also the beta of my cash flow. The risk-free rate is 4% and the market index has a 5% risk premium. How could I hedge against the systematic risk? What kind of strategy is needed? What is shorted, what is longed, and how much o