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Takes one of the 30 DJIA companies and using the notes to the financial statements, gathers information as to the type and maturities of the debt instruments used. Develop a paper assessing whether or not this company is using an appropriate capital structure.

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Please find the necessary information in the attached word file. I have chosen Wal-mart from the DJIA comapnies. I have used annual report 2008 to analyse the type and maturities of the debt instruments used by Walmart. Further I have compared capital structure ratios to industry average to assess whether Walmart is using an appropriate capital struture or not. I think as you have to write only 350 words, this much information should be sufficient.

Debt type Amount
Commercial Paper $ 5040 m
Long term debt due within one year 5913
Capital leases 3919
Long term debt 29799
Dow ...

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