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Behavioral Finance and the 2008 great recession

Given the new economic and market realities prevailing since the 2008 great recession, including employment opportunities as a business executive, first list, and then explain in needed details four (4) of the top Behavioral Finance lessons learned that can be of value going forward. I emphasize going forward because my goal in

High-Low Profit Equation

See the attached file. PROBLEM P4-9 - High-Low, Profit Equation Rhetorix, Inc. produces stereo speakers. Each unit (a pair of speakers) sells for $900 Below is information on production/sales and costs for 2010. "Production and Sales in Units" "Production Costs" "Selling and Admin.

This post addresses share price.

Use the information for the question(s) below. Big Blue Banana (BBB) is a clothing retailer with a current share price of $10.00 and with 25 million shares outstanding. Suppose that Big Blue Banana announces plans to lower its corporate taxes by borrowing $100 million and using the proceeds to repurchase shares. Suppose th

Expected Payoff Calculation

Use the information for the question(s) below. JR Industries has a $20 million loan due at the end of the year and under its current business strategy its assets will have a market value of only $15 million when the loan comes due. JR is considering a new much riskier business strategy. While this new riskier strategy can be

Soft Money/Financial Security as a Kickback

When Does Financial Support Become a Kickback? Consider the case of what is referred to as soft money within the securities industry. According to critics, a common practice in the securities industry amounts to little more than institutionalized kickbacks. "Soft Money" payments occur when financial advisor receive payments f

Preparing an Opportunity Cost Analysis

RLJ Technologies provides custom servics to its loyalty customers from Monday through Friday. David Lee, the co-owner, believes it is important for the employees to have Saturday and Sunday off to spend with their families. However, he also recognizes that this policy has implications for profitability, and he is considering st

Wal-Mart and Industry Comparison with Ratio's

I am seeking 800 words on the subject below, It must include current 2011 and 2012 referrences, referrences are not included in the 800 word count. Subject: What is Wal-Mart's position in the industry including a comparison of the company to its competitors. Good metrics to determine a company's position in the industry a

Public Finance

Analyze various methods of government financing in their budget, and provide a synthesis of the strengths and weaknesses of these methods, as well as their long term effects.

Investment Problems and Analysis

See the attached file. Problem #1 Suppose you bought 100 shares of stock at an initial price of $73 per share. The stock paid a dividend of $0.88 per share during the following year, and the share price at the end of the year was $82. Compute your total dollar return on this investment. Does your answer change if you keep

Commercial banks

What are the main sources of funds for commercial banks? What are the major uses of funds for commercial banks? What are the measuring cost of funds approaches do we have? How an environment of low interest rates could pose problems for a commercial bank's liquidity?

Corporate Finance Practice Problem

In April 1988, the vice president of project finance at the Hilton Corporation , Christopher Nassetta, was preparing recommendations for discount rates that should be used to evaluate each of the firm's three divisions. Hilton had three major lines of business: lodging (61% of total assets), contract services (27%), and restaura

monopsony power

One method commonly used by both governments and private health insurers to control the growth in health care spending is limiting the reimbursement to providers. How can these limits to reimbursement be viewed as the exercise of monopsony power? To prevent health care providers from prescribing more services, it is often common

gross and net replacement rates

A middle income worker, with a dependent spouse older than the normal retirement age, retired in January 2004. In the year prior to retirement, her gross monthly earnings were $1,500. Her Social Security pension benefit is $1,000 per month. Prior to retirement, she was subject to total taxes on her labor earnings amounting to 20

health care providers control expenditures for health care

How do health care providers control expenditures for health care? Suppose reimbursement rates to physicians under all payers are limited by law. Use the supply and demand analysis to show how the limit on the amount of reimbursement is not the only effective way to decrease expenditures for health care if health care providers

Investment: Growth Rate and Breaking Even

In singer Whitney Houston's will, she leaves her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, $20 million. Bobbi Kristina goes to the Body Guard Bank where her financial adviser, Frank Farmer, recommends that she use a discount rate of 5% when evaluating her investment alternatives. He tells her about an "I Will Always Love You" perpetuity investm

Advanced Limited and Bright Limited

The following table provides the share return forecasts and associated probabilities for Advanced Limited and Bright Limited. Advanced Limited Bright Limited Return (%) Probability (%) Return (%) Probability (%) 15.5 30 20.3 20 12

Calculating the standard deviation,expected return,PV & PMT

The return distribution for the asset XYZ is as shown below: Return Probability - 0.1 0.10 + 0.1 0.40 +0.20 0.30 +0.30 0.20 What is the standard deviation for the XYZ returns? A. 0.0125 B. 0.1118 C. 0.0625 D. 0.0791 The beta of Microsoft's stock is 1.2, whereas the risk-free ra

Investment Scheme Payment Amounts

1. An investment scheme pays $200 at the end of each of the next 4 years, $400 at the end of year 5, $300 at the end of year 6 and $500 at the end of year 7. Given that other investments of equal risk earn 10% per annum, calculate the present value and future value of this investment. 2. A loan of $100,000 with an interest r

Common Stock Allocation

Manning Company issued 10,000 shares of its $5 par value common stock having a market value of $25 per share, and 15,000 shares of its $15 par value preferred stock having a market value of $20 per share, all for a lump sum of $480,000. How much of the proceeds would be allocated to the common stock?

Finance: Choosing the Right Investment Investment and Managerial Finance

Please help with the following problem. Provide the solutions in an Excel spreadsheet. GRP Corporation has $500,000 in a bank account paying 0.35% annual interest. As an alternative to leaving the money in the account, the company is considering investing the entire amount for five years. possible investments have been ident

Identifying Incentives for Stock Repurchases

Keystone Enterprises just announced record 2011 EPS of $5.00, up $0.25 from last year. This is the 10th consecutive year that the company has increased its EPS, an enviable record. Unfortunately, management fears that this string of EPS increases is about to be broken. Keystone is forecasting net income for 2012 and 2013 at $10

Arithmetic vs. Geometric Averages

Please define in your own terms the difference between arithmetic and geometric averages. Next please give an examples of each that shows how you calculate the difference.

Income Statements and Balance Sheets

Based on the financial information below, prepare an income statement and a balance sheet for Joe's-Fly-by-Night Oil company for the year ended December 31, 2011. Unless otherwise indicated, assume all information below is either for the year 2011 or as of December 31, 2011. Accounts receivable................................

Intrinsic value of stock using FCFF model

Find the intrinsic value of a stock share if FCFF is $18,000, total debt is $34,000, shares outstanding =1200, projected future annual growth rate in FCFF is 5%, required rate of return = 10% and WACC=8%

Did the financial strategies make sense for each given unit?

Did the financial strategies make sense for each given unit? Why or why not? Did the acquisition by Publicis Groupe SA change the results of the BSC? Now that you have analyzed both "prongs", did the two approaches worked in synthesis or in conflict? Building a Strategic Balanced Scorecard by Saatchi and Saatchi: http://www.

Case Study Analysis

This final case study analysis should be presented as a narrative report, in a Word document. Compose a professional presentation of your analysis of the financial condition of the firm, your forecast, and your conclusions from value report. Assume that you are presenting your analysis and results to organizational leaders wh

Corporate Finance Current Total Annual Inventory

Novelty Gifts is experiencing some inventory control problems. The manager currently orders 10,000 units four times each year to handle annual demand of 40,000 units. Each order costs $15 and each unit costs $1.50 to carry. She maintains a stock of 200 units. a) What is the current total annual inventory cost? b) Calculate t