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### Executive summary for major US Stock Exchange company

Select a company for analysis that has been (1) profitable for the last three fiscal years, (2) is not a bank/financial institution, and (3) is on a major U.S. Stock Exchange. Write an Executive Summary, using the information contained in the company's balance sheet and income statement, answering the following questions, not

### Break-even in dollars and units

1. You are selling crafts - candles you make at home and sell at art fairs. Your fixed costs are \$5,000 per year. Each candle costs \$2.00 to make (variable cost) and sells for \$10.00. What is your breakeven in dollars and units? 2. You are selling candy bars at a stand at the local event. The fixed costs of building th

### Discuss differences in investing in stocks compared to bonds in a financial portfolio

Bonds and stocks are very similar securities in many respects. For example, market value of both are determined by their expected future cash flows; and both show price sensitivity - some more, some less - to a set of common market factors. At the same time, some may even go further and state that when it comes to portfolio inve

### Choosing a financing method.

What is the primary consideration in choosing a financing method?

Find a company at http://finance.yahoo.com/ that your organization may consider a competitor. Then, using the example of high-low calculations for breakeven, calculate that organization's break-even point in sales dollars. Share your calculation with the class. What else does this information tell you about the organization?

### Financial returns

Suppose the security I and security J have the following historical returns: Year kI kJ 2001 20% 40% 2002 29 36 2003 -12 -25 1. What is the (arithmetic) average return on security I? 2. What is the standard deviation of the return on security I? (U

### Businessman John Hood plans to reinvent Oxford university...

Any help is appreciated. I need some help with the questions being asked, along with some good references. -------------- Chapter 12: Shaking Up Oxford DECEMBER 5, 2005 Shaking Up Oxford Businessman John Hood plans to reinvent the university. And the dons are fighting back. Darkness is falling on the medieval building

### Analyzing financial transactions.

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### Choose a stock to analyze using Yahoo Finance

Choose a stock that you like- it can be any company in any industry. Then visit Yahoo Finance at http://finance.yahoo.com/?u . Once there, enter the ticker symbol for your stock in the space provided so that you can be taken to pages where you will see a comprehensive set financial information- including the latest price- relate

### Finance questions about General Electric (market capitalization, book debt equity ratio, and more)

6. In March 2005, General Electric (GE) had a book value of equity of \$113 billion, 10.6 billion shares outstanding, and a market price of \$36 per share. GE also had cash of \$13 billion, and total debt of \$370 billion. a. What was GE's market capitalization? What was GE's market to book ration? b. What was GE's book deb

### Financial Analysis of Coca Cola from 1986-1996

Financial Analysis and Forecasting A. Examination of Balance Sheet & Income Statement B. Common Size Statements C. Growth Rates D. Ratio Analysis E. DuPont Analysis F. Strategic Financing Model Coca-Cola Income Statement for December 1986 and 1996 (in millions) 1986 1996 Net Revenu

### Schedule and Cost Control Techniques

There are various ways of forecasting the schedule and cost of a project. You know that forecasting techniques you use and their accuracy will affect the CIO's perspective on your work. Address the following issues: Pros and cons of inflating a project based on PERT estimating or incorporating risk. (1-2 paragraphs) How doe

### High unemployment and a deficit in its balance of payments

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Suppose that a nation has high unemployment and a deficit in its balance of payments. Use the IS LM BP analysis to explain how government policy may be used to increase income and restore balance of payments equilibrium. Apply your analysis to the US situation today.

### Political Factors Affect a Country Risk Analysis

What political factors affect a country risk analysis? Are some more important than others? Please explain in 200-300 words.

### Downward Push on the Prices of Exported Commodities

Developing countries have often attempted to establish cartels so as to counter the actual or perceived inexorable downward push on the prices of their exported commodities. How do you think such cartels are expected to help the developing countries?

### Efficient Market Hypothesis

Efficient Market Hypothesis: There are several celebrated investors and stock pickers frequently mentioned in the financial press who have recorded huge returns on their investments over the past two decades. Is the success of these particular investors an invalidation of the EMH? Explain?

### Efficient Market Hypothesis

Efficient Market Hypothesis: A stock market analyst is able to identify "mispriced" stocks by comparing the average price for the last 10 days to the average price for the last 60 days. If this is true, what do you know about the market?

### Major functions of financial markets and institutions

List the major functions of financial markets and institutions in a modern financial system. I am having trouble with this question that I have to answer tonight. Help would be appreciated.

### You have been asked to give a speech about "Security Analysis in Practice" to a group of industry professionals...

You have been asked to give a speech about "Security Analysis in Practice" to a group of industry professionals. Use the Library, course resources, and the Internet to locate information on this topic. In your speech you are to address the following: *The most common theoretical underpinnings of the models used by practitione

### Degree of Operating Leverage and Risks

Please give your opinion on the following two questions: 1) I feel financial leverage is a better risk than operating risk... 2) The two types of leverage (DOL) and (DFL) are both risky, however, it is extremely risky combining the two together...

### Various Finance Problems - cost incurred, average total cost per unit, preparing income statements and more...

Can you help me get started with these exercises? The assignment is below I have included underneath each problem some facts that are known. Thank you for your help. --------------- 1.) The following information provides the amount of cost incurred in May for the cost items indicated. During May 16,000 units of the

### Mutual funds and no-risk exposure...

A mutual fund's sales literature claims the fund has no risk exposure because it invests exclusively in federal government securities, which are free of default risk. Is this true? Explain your answer.

### Leverage in Grocery Retail

Grocery stores who are reducing their prices and taking a reduction in their profits margin, for items that are already heavily reduced. By doing this the company is hoping to bring in more customers and while they are shopping will purchase higher priced items. Would you agree or disagree?

### Three financial outcomes for ExxonMobil's proposed initiative

The assignment is as follows: Prepare a paper in which you compare and contrast three potential financial outcomes for ExxonMobil's proposed initiative(s). Evaluate your findings to determine the most likely outcome. Additionally, be sure to include your calculations which support your analysis of the various financial outcom

### Cost Alternatives - Wallingford Pharmaceuticals

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Scenario Other issues are facing Wallingford Pharmaceuticals. The company had not kept up with modern manufacturing technology and was in the process of modernizing the injectable manufacturing facilities in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. There were several modernizing scenario

### Discuss how individual investors make investment decisions in practice rather than in theory

This assignment is concerned with your understanding of the key issues relative to portfolio analysis and investment. In completing this assignment you are to limit your scope to the US stock markets only. Use the Library, the Internet, and course resources to write a 2-page essay which you will use with new clients of your fina

### Investors have financial information about public vs. private companies

I need some 'direction' to get started. Can you help? Part 1 Compare and contrast the access that investors have to financial information about public vs. private companies. Part 2 a) What kind of information can be derived from the balance sheet? b) What is the interrelationship among the four financial st

### Guillermo's Alternatives Recommendations

Can you help me get started with this assignment? Present an 8-10 slide PowerPoint presentation that analyzes Guillermo's alternatives and make a recommendation of a financial decision. Include a justification for your recommendation and create a pro forma cash flow budget for the organization for at least the next 2 year

### Determine Effective Annual Rate Associated with Loan: Example

Effective annual rate: A financial institution made a \$10,000, 1-year discount loan at 10% interest, requiring a compensating balance equal to 20% of the face value of the loan. Determine the effective annual rate associated with this loan. (Note: Assume that the firm currently maintains \$0 on deposit in the financial instit

### Debt Ratio, Maturity Risk Premium and Time Value of Money

1. Suppose the following relationships for the Dawn Corporation: Sales/total assets= 10x Return on assets= 15% Return on equity= 25% What is the real risk free rate for 3-month if the inflation for 3 months is estimated as 4%? What is Dawn's debt ratio? 2. Suppose the following data on yields from holds: 3-month T-Bi