Explore BrainMass


Corporate vs. Shareholder Conception for Marriott Corporation

Referring to the case file attached, can somebody guide me through the following question: The case describes two conceptions of managers' responsibilities (on the ninth page). Which do you favour: the shareholder conception or the corporate conception? Does your stance make a difference in this case?

Finance Question: How to de-bias a forecaster's opinion

Question 1 Say the level of the market as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently at 12,000. A forecaster has made a prediction of 13,300 for the level of the market in one year, along with a 95% confidence interval whose lower bound is 12,500 and whose upper bound is 14,500. You know from experience that

Have you worked for minimum wage? Would you favor increasing minimum wage?

Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? If so, for how long? Would you favor increasing the minimum wage by a dollar? By two dollars? By five dollars? Explain your reasoning. Explain how your answer might change from today's high unemployment vs. two or three years from now when the unemployment rate has returned to about 5%.

Complete amortization schedule. Allen Corp: Classify transactions

See attached file for format of the tables. Problem 1. Villarente Company issued 5-year $200,000 face value bonds at 95 on January 1, 2012. The stated interest rate on these bonds is 9%, and the effective interest rate is 10.33%. Use the effective interest rate method to complete the amortization schedule below. Cash P

Given the expected return on a portfolio, calculate the standard deviation.

You own a portfolio that has 35% invested in asset A, and 65% invested in asset B. Asset A's standard deviation is 12% and asset B's standard deviation is 18%. The correlation coefficient between the two assets is -0.7. The expected return on the portfolio is 13%. What is the portfolio standard deviation? 1. 8.5% 2. 9.3%

Role of Global Organizations and Consortiums

Identify a non-North American project in the global arena that was funded by a consortium of public and private financial institutions. Discuss the nature of the consortium and evaluate the role of each player. Assess the impact of the consortium's involvement on the project.

Sunflower Incorporated: Changes and Implementations

Using appropriate terms and theories, analyze the case provided. The analysis should answer the following questions: - How would you determine whether Albanese managed the pricing and purchasing changes at Sunflower successfully? Do you think the changes were implemented successfully? Why or why not? - What might Albanese

Investment Portfolio Endowment Choices

Ferris, an investment management firm located in New York, has recently been retained as the endowment fund manager for a small Midwestern college. The firm is attempting to determine a best investment portfolio for its client and has reduced overall consideration to six alternative investments to add to the college portfolio. I

Equity - Middleton Clinic

Middleton Clinic had total assets of $500,000 and an equity balance of $350,000 at the end of 2006. One year later, at the end of 2007, the clinic had $575,000 in assets and $380,000 in equity. What was the clinic's dollar growth in assets during 2007, and how was this growth financed? San Mateo Healthcare had an equity ba

Finance Problems

1. Dr. Gulakowicz is an orthodontist. She estimates that adding two new chairs will increase fixed costs by $150,000, including the annual equivalent cost of the capital investment and the salary of one more technician. Each new patient is expected to bring in $3,000 per year in additional revenue, with variable costs estimate


Allied Laboratories is combining some of its most common tests into one-price packages. One such package will contain three tests that have the following variable costs: Disposable syringe $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 Blood Vial 0.50 0.50 0.50 Forms 0.15 0.15 0.15 R

Entries: Loan Between Young Company & Dobson Industries

Young Company lends Dobson Industries $30,000 on January 1, 2010, accepting a 9-month, 12% interest note. If Dobson dishonors the note and does not pay it in full at maturity but Young expects that it will eventually be able to collect the debt, which of the following entries should most likely be made by Young Company?

Finance Problems: Risk Free Rate of Return

Find attached finance problems I appreciate helping and solving in advance. 1. The risk free rate of return is 8 percent; the expected rate of return on the market is 12 percent. Stock X has a beta coefficient of 1.3, an earnings and dividend growth rate of 7 percent, and a current dividend of $2.40. If the stock is selling f

Company's Key Financial Data Compared with Corresponding Ones

See the attached file. The Ivory Furniture Company (Financial Analysis) The Ivory Furniture Company is a manufacturer of home and office furniture and such household hardware items as curtain rods, picture hangers and the like. The company was formed in the early 1990's as a consolidation of four smaller furniture suppliers

How do you calculate the annual scholarship payment?

A scholarship provider has $500,000 which she will invest today to fund a scholarship forever. She expects to earn 8% on her money each year. If she wants to begin paying out the scholarship starting today, what will the annual scholarship payment be? $40,000.00 $37.037.04 6,750,000.00 $36,800.00

What is the current value today of a stock?

What is the value today of a stock that will pay a dividend of $1.00 one year from now, a $1.50 dividend in year two and a dividend of $2.00 three years from now if its expected price in year three is $25? The stock has a required rate of return of 8%. $22.35 $23.64 $5.02 $36.95 $4.28 $22.37

Elasticity and the Minimum Wage...

What are your thoughts about minimum wage legislation? What kind of a price-control policy is this? Who gains? Who loses? Are there alternatives to this legislation for achieving the same policy objectives? What role do demand and supply elasticities play in determining outcomes?

The answer to Investment Policy

Do you think working with an investment policy may prevent investors from optimizing their returns? Is it beneficial to investors? Why?

What is external funds need (EFN) for REM Co?

The most recent financial statements for REM Co. are shown below: Income Statement Sales 400 Costs 200 Taxes 50 Net Income 150 Balance sheet Assets 1200 Total 1200 Debt 600 Equity 600 Total 1200 Assets and costs are proportional to sales. Debt is not. A dividend of $90 was paid, and

Calculate Share Price

Earnings per share for 2010 had been 22.8 pence, and Andrew Osborne expects this to increase to 25 pence per share for 2011. He states that this increase in earnings per share is in line with market expectations of the company's performance. The pattern of recent dividends, which are paid each year on 31 December, is as follow