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Evaluation of Financial Performance

1.An investor bought 10 Ellis Industries, Inc., long-term bonds one year ago, when they were first issued by the company. In addition, he bought 200 shares of the company's common stock at the same time for $30 per share. He paid $1,000 each for the bonds, and today, the bonds are selling at $950 each (long-term interest rates h

Finance: Valuation of non-dividend paying company stock; high risk investment

1. The stock valuation approach uses discounted cash flows concepts to calculate the theoretical value of a stock. The most popular academic approach is the dividend growth model. If a stock does not pay a dividend, this model cannot be used. What might be an alternative method or approach to valuing a stock if it does no

Portfolio Weights and Diversification for Karen's portfolio

Karen's portfolio which has a beta of 1.02, consists of three mutual funds: an international fund, a utility fund, and a technology fund. The international fund has a beta of 1.5 and makes up to 20% of the portfolio. The utility fund has a beta of 05, and the technology fund has a beta of 1.3, If the portfolio's beta equals 1.02

Meyer's Motor Court: Break Even or Outsource

Susan Meyer, owner/manager of Meyer's Motor Court in Key West, is considering outsourcing the daily room cleanup for her motel to Duffy's Maid Service. Susan rents an average of 50 rooms for each of the 365 nights (365*50 equals the total rooms rented for the year). Susan's cost to clean a room is $12.50. The Duffy's Maid Servic

Business Finance Question

Could you please help me with this question?: When corporations raise funds, what type of financing vehicle (instrument or instruments) is most favored?

Solve: Expected Mean, Variance and Standard Deviation

In answering the following questions, it is given that the potential investment has the following range of possible outcomes and probabilities: 10% probability of a -20% return, 40% probability of a 15% return, 40% probability of a 25% return, and a 10% probability of a 50% return. (a) Calculate the weighted mean of the proba

Description of Risk Analysis: Company harvest the timber

Bunyan Lumber, LLC, harvests timber and delivers logs to timber mills for sale. The company was founded 70 years ago by Pete Bunyan. The current CEO is Paula Bunyan, the granddaughter of the founder. The company is currently evaluating a 7,500 acre forest it owns in Oregon. Paula has asked Steve Boles, the company's finance offi

Applications for possible Loan Approval: Select one and justify selection

See attached files. Review the following five applications. They are all for primary residential, 30-year mortgages, with full documentation. Be sure that before you decide which applications to approve, you consult the Lending Policies Manual. Your goal is to give the bank the greatest possible gain. Choose the loan(s)

Prospect Theory and Expected Utility Theory Questions

According to prospect theory, which is preferred? 1. Prospect A or B Decision (i) Choose between A. (.80, $50, $0) B. (.4, $100, $0) 2. Prospect C or D? Decision (ii) Choose between: C. (.00002, $500,000, $0) and D. (.00001, $1,000,000, $0) 3. Are these choices consistent with expected utility

Evaluate the benefits and limitations of portfolio diversification

Evaluate the benefits and limitations of portfolio diversification. Discuss how risk is assessed and what methods are most appropriate for measuring systematic and unsystematic risks. What are the best ways to diversify a portfolio? Please provide your team's rationale for their opinions from this week's readings.

Evaluate two companies that have applied for loans: Morris Co. and Walker Co.

Please see attached file for proper format. John Marshall is employed as a bank loan officer for CityBank. He is comparing two companies that have applied for loans and he wants your help in evaluating those companies. The two companies - Morris Company and Walker Company - are approximately the same size and had a

Benefits and Limitations of Portfolio Diversification

See the attached file. FIN/366 Weekly Overview WEEK THREE: ASSESSING AND MANAGING RISK Objectives for the Week • Describe types of risks facing financial institutions. • Analyze the methods used to measure financial interest risk. • Determine the differences between interest rates and interest income. What You

Weekly International Finance Questions

1. The futures markets have potentially unlimited risk for the speculators. If a speculator guesses wrong about the price direction of a commodity, then he or she can incur unlimited losses. When they open a futures account, speculators give their brokers access to all of their assets (to cover losses). Hedge funds use future

Financial Markets and Institutions

The following is ABC Inc.'s balance sheet (in thousands) (see attached). Also assume that sales equal $500, cost of goods sold equals $360, interest payments equal $62, taxes equal $56, and net income equals $22. Assume the beginning retained earnings is $0, the market value of equity is equal to its book value, and the com

Behavioral Finance: Expected Value of Wealth

Consider a person with the following utility function over wealth: u(w) = ew, where e is the exponential function (approximately equal to 2.7183) and w = wealth in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Suppose that this person has a 40% chance of wealth of $50,000 and a 60% chance of wealth of $1,000,000 as summarized by P(0.40, $5

Finance Calculations

Calculate the present value of $5,800 received at the end of year 1, $6,400 received at the end of year 2, and $8,700 at the end of year 3, assuming an opportunity cost of 13 percent. PV = *show calculations

Blending Problem using Excel Solver: Abotte Products

Blending Problem using Excel Solver Abotte Products produces three products, A, B, and C. The company can sell up to 300 pounds of each product at the following prices (per pound): product A, $10; product B, $12; product C, $20. Abotte purchases raw material at $5 per pound. Each pound of raw material can be used to produce e

Profit Maximization Inappropriate Goals

1. Why is profit maximization, by itself, an inappropriate goal? What is meant by the goal of maximization of shareholder wealth?
 2. Assume the following data for Cable Corporation and Multi-Media, Inc. $ Cable Corporation Multi-Media, Inc. Net income 30,000 100,000 Sales 300,000 2,000,000 Total assets 400,000 9

"Avoiding the pitfalls of enterprise risk management"

Critically evaluate and analyse the attached article and provide conclusion with the analysis. Avoiding the pitfalls of enterprise risk management 2010. viewed on September 16, 2011, from henrystewart.metapress.com/index/G25MK68111286883.pdf

Annual report, evaluate performance with financial ratios

Select an organization from the following list: Pepsi-Cola Obtain a copy of the organization's annual report and SEC filings for the past 2 years for Pepsi-Cola. (Please attach the report as well to the solution) Prepare a paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Evaluate your organ