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American Express Stock: Mean Absolute Deviation

To determine how well the spans (3 days or 10 days) each forecast the known observations, compute the MAD (mean absolute deviation) for each forecast; see the website referenced above for the MAD formula. The file P13_16.xlsx contains the daily closing prices of American Express stock for a 1-year period. a) Using a span o

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

Utility Function: Ordering Prospects

An individual has the following utility function: u(w)=w^5 where w=wealth. a. Using expected utility, order the following prospects in terms of preference, from the most to the least preferred: P1(.8, 1000, 600) P2(.7, 1200, 600) P3(.5, 2000,300) b. What is the certainty equivalent for prospect P2? c. Without doing a

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

The Role of Financial Institutions in Financial Markets

Write a paper describing at least three major financial institutions. Describe possible markets those institutions, such as those in the following list, are involved with and explain interactions among them. Cite at least two sources. Commercial banks Insurance organizations Investment banks Pension funds Mutua

Discussing the Concepts of Present Value and Capital Finance

Prepare a response to discuss the concepts of present value and capital finance. You will need to reflect on the concepts and assess your level of comfort with these concepts. Based on the concepts, you should assess which concepts you embrace and practice and which represent an opportunity for further personal and professional

Statement of Financing

Describe the purpose of the statement of financing including illustrations of the major components of the statement. The components that should be discussed are resources used to finance activities, resources used to finance items that are not part of the net cost of operations, and components of the net cost of operations that

Cost of bank loan is determined.

P15-9 Cost of bank loan Data Back-Up Systems has obtained a $10,000, 90-day bank loan at an annual interest rate of 15%, payable at maturity. (Note: Assume a 365-day year.) a. How much interest (in dollars) will the firm pay on the 90-day loan? b. Find the effective 90-day rate on the loan. c. Annualize your result in

Healthcare finance: public and private revenue sources

What are the sources of revenue received by hospitals? What sources are the most stable? What are some of the major public and private revenue sources? What would be the advantages of these revenue sources? Would there be disadvantages? How would the source of revenue affect financial reporting?

Calculate financial ratios

1. Problem-solving: Use the following data from a firm's pro forma (i.e., projected or forecasted) financial statements to calculate the following profitability ratios for the firm, assuming that all stocks are common stocks: (a) net profit margin; (b) return on total assets; (c) return on equity; (d) price-earnings ratio.

Joe and Sally's Case Study: Investment Portfolio Analysis

See file attached. Investment Portfolio Using the new Statement of Cash Flows and Net Worth Summary for Joe and Sally Williams and the Asset Allocation Questionnaire below, develop an investment portfolio that is appropriate based on the Williams' time frame and risk tolerance. Allocate their portfolio among the following as

Understanding the entity and its environment: 7-22 Hipstar

7-22 (Understanding the entity and its environment) You have just been assigned as in-charge accountant on HipStar, Inc. a new audit client in the recording industry. HipStar is an emerging growth company that finds new recording artists, records their music, and distributes the music directly to consumers exclusively over the I

ROI in health care

Why is it necessary to calculate ROI before investing in a new product or service? What unique challenges would a health care organization face when attempting to calculate a true ROI?

Effect of Rising Jet Fuel Prices

Rising jet fuel prices recently led most major U.S. airlines to raise fares by approximately 15 percent. Explain how this substantial increase in airfares would affect the following: a. The demand for air travel. b. The demand for hotels. c. The demand for rental cars. d. The supply of over-night mail.

How Scandals Affect Value

If a financial institution is caught up in a financial scandal, would one expect its value to fall by more or less than the amount of any fines and settlement payments?

Finance: Share issuing.

Complete Study Problem 13-5 from the end of Chapter 13 of the text and submit to your instructor. Clearly label the calculation of the required ratios and solve using Excel. Use formulas to calculate the ratios and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round dollar amounts to the nearest whole d

Compound interest and amounts

1) Find the discount and proceeds on a $3,260 face-value note for nine months if the discount rate is 9.5%. (use the bankers rule) The discount is $ ? (round to the nearest cent as needed) The proceeds are $ ? (round to the nearest cent as needed) -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Long Forward Hedge

You are planning to enter into a long forward hedge to offset a short forward position. If you choose a futures contract over a forward contract, which of the following circumstances do you want? a. Do you want the term structure of interest rates (example...the plot of interest rates against maturities) to be sloped up or do

Market and Limit Order Etc.

You have a commitment to supply 10,000 oz of gold to customer in three months' time at some specified price and are considering hedging the price risk that you face. In each of the following scenarios describe the kind of order (market, limit, etc) that you would use and why you would use that. a. You are certain you wish

Horstmeyer transactions, Stiltz stock purchase; Kapono Farms exchanges

The Horstmeyer Corporation commenced operations early in 2011. A number of expenditures were made during 2011 that were debited to one account called intangible asset. A recap of the $644,000 balance in this account at the end of 2011 is as follows: Date Transaction Amount 2/3/11 State incorporation fees and legal co

Leverage analysis is depicted.

1. You have developed the following income statement for the Hugo Bass Corporation. It represents the most recent year's operations, which ended yesterday. Your supervisor in the controller's office has just handed you a memorandum asking for written responses to the following questions: a: What is the firm's break-even poin

The Financial Perspective Discussion

The material in this module tells us that many companies place disproportionate emphasis on the financial perspective at the expense of the other three perspectives. Give an example of an organization which you are familiar from either previous coursework, the news, or personal experience where this has been the case. What were