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Are people ready to start investing again?

Could you answer this in a easy short way for the average person understand? Are people ready to start investing again? Since the last 5 months, the overall stock market has made a remarkable recovery of since its March lows. Many of my close family and friends retirement plans and 401k plans got disseminated during last

BMW Company: Core Factors for the Success of a Company

BMW Company Review and consider what has made, and what sustains your company in its success. What makes it a great company to work for; and to do business with; and to invest in? Choose three reasons that, for you, make the most sense as the core factors for the success of your company. (Note that for any great company,

Hypothesis Identification and Article Analysis

Use the University Library or the Electronic Reserve Readings to locate a peer-reviewed article that reports original research and pertains to a specific, stated hypothesis that was used to validate a research study. Use major databases in the Online Collection and the key search words research studies in to obtain an article

Mini Case: Phillips Petroleum

Mini Case Phillips Petroleum is an integrated oil and gas company with headquarters in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where it was founded in 1917. The company engages in petroleum exploration and production worldwide. In addition, it engages in natural gas gathering and processing, as well as petroleum refining and

Accounting: Absorption Income Statement

Below find production and sales information for Herrestad Company. We will use this same company for all the SLPs in this course. Product information Beginning inventory 0 Units produced 10,000 quot; valign="bottom"> Units sold 8,000 Selling price per unit $300 Variable costs per

How many days of float would a lock box system need to save to be justified?

Question 1. Part a) Assume the following facts about a firm: Annual cost to maintain lock box $1,500 Cost to process each cheque $0.15 Average amount of each cheque received $1,500 Number of cheques received per year 4,000 Interest rate on borrowed funds 8.0% How many days of float would a lock box system need to s

Promotion & Price

For the following two product categories and their associated target markets, discuss how they are currently marketed and why as well as looking at how you as a business owner might price such products/services. 1. Pet Food for Dog Owners 2. Gym Memberships Targeting Women

Taxation: Angela owns all the stock of A, B, and P Corporations

Here's a simple taxation problem that I need help with......thanks for getting me started! ============================================ Angela owns all the stock of A, B, and P Corporations. P has owned all the stock of S1 Corporation for six years. The P-S1 affiliated group has filed a consolidated tax return in each of the

Accounting Questions

1. Accounts officers at Xerox corporation discovered that significant errors have been made in the valuation of inventory and are worried that it might have significant impact on the net income and earnings per share. What are the possible top three effects of the errors on net income? What could have been the top two reasons be

Managerial Finance - Green Sisters, Winston Washer, Needham

3.1 Greene Sisters has a DSO of 20 days. The company's average daily sales are $20,000. What is the level of its account receivable? Assume there are 365 days in a year. 3.2 Vigo Vacations has an equity multiplier of 2.5. The company's assets are financed with some combination of long-term debt and common equity. What is the

Invest in Oracle's bonds in your investment portfolio

Background For purposes of this exercise, assume that you are the manager of a mutual fund specializing in corporate bonds. Your clientele are mostly 45 and older, risk-averse, long-term investors. Remember that there are countless mutual funds your investors can turn to; unless you continuously produce higher returns than o

Finance (project mgmt)

After a project begins, what are factors that will most likely have a negative impact on the project? Please list at least two factors and explain which one has the most negative impact and why.

Finance in Healthcare: Interpret balance sheet, prospective financial statements

I need to create prospective financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Retained earnings and Cash Flow Statement) using the information below. 1. The National Nursing Home Co., has current assets of $147 million: property plant and equipment of $206 million; and other assets totaling $58 million. Cu

Common size statement for three years of data

See attached file. Please prepare the common size statement of the attached Income statement for three years (2010, 2009, 2008). Dec 2010 Dec 2009 Dec 2008 Revenue 67,809.0 50,009.0 48,296.0 Cost of Goods Sold 16,279.0 8,888.0 8,112.0 Gross Profit 51,530.0 41,121.0 40,184.0 Gross Profit Margin (%) 0.8 0.8 0

Retained earnings multiple choice

On 12/31/10, Heaton Industries Inc. reported retained earnings of $675,000 on its balance sheet, and it reported that it had $172,500 of net income during the year. On its previous balance sheet, at 12/31/09, the company had reported $555,000 of retained earnings. No shares were repurchased during 2010. How much in dividends did

Mathematics

Imagine you work as a business consultant. Companies and governmental entities hire your firm to make recommendations for streamlining business operations, such as to make companies more fiscally sound. You are asked by your supervisor to present at a local business conference on the subject of financial sustainability. Your aud

Managerial Finance: Dividends paid, marginal and average tax rates, tax exempt

Practice Question 2-6 In its most recent financial statements, Newhouse Inc. reported $50 million of net income and $810 million of retained earnings. The previous retained earnings were $780 million. How much in dividends was paid to shareholders during the year? Practice Question 2-7 The Talley Corporation had a taxable i

Minimum value to be listed and reverse stock splits

I wonder if reverse stock splits are very common. I haven't heard of those very often. Why would a company want to do this? Also to be listed on a stock exchange stocks generally must maintain a certain minimum price per share. What is the threshold? Reverse stock splits do occur. They are not nearly as common as... D

Helen recently received a credit card with a nominal interest rate of 21 percent. With the card, she purchased some new clothes for $250. The minimum payment on the card is only $20 per month. If Helen makes the minimum monthly payment and makes no other charges, how long will it be before she pays off the card? a. 11.4 months b. 14.2 months c. 19.9 months d. 8.0 months e. The card will never be paid off.

Helen recently received a credit card with a nominal interest rate of 21 percent. With the card, she purchased some new clothes for $250. The minimum payment on the card is only $20 per month. If Helen makes the minimum monthly payment and makes no other charges, how long will it be before she pays off the card? a. 11.

Investment Banking Firms And Their Valuation Practices

A standard criticism of investment banking firms is their approach to valuation which includes determining a price for an offering and then manipulating the input variables into conventional valuation techniques to justify the arrived price. If that is so, wouldn't use of heuristics rather than more sophisticated valuation proc

Finance

Discuss the data as found on the financial statements that are used to calculate free cash flow (FCF) for a firm. Graduate Level

Finance

Discuss capital formation as it relates to the business form and the life cycle of businesses. How would the business form used by the manager/owner impact the firm's ability to raise capital? Graduate level

Discussion Board: Rough Draft

Unit 5 Discussion Board Details: The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ende

Calculating Contribution Margin Ratio

** Please see the attached file for an Excel formatted copy of the problem description ** Calculate contribution margin, contribution margin ratio break-even units and break-even dollars, and answer the following: Decision Guideline Phonetronix (CVP) Analysis 3-Jul-11 Proposa

Business deductions

Kimberly is a self-employed taxpayer. She recently spent $1,000 for airfare to travel to Italy. What amount of the airfare is she allowed to deduct in each of the following alternative scenarios? a. Her trip was entirely for personal purposes. b. On the trip, she spent eight days on personal activities and two days on busi

Risk in the Production Cycle

Risk in the Production Cycle. Topic: Design the internal controls for inventory and production. Study Level: Master in Accounting.