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# Correlation Analysis of Wal-Mart vs. Sears

Using Microsoft Excel, create a correlation analysis of Wal-Mart's annual net income over the past 10 years compared with Sears's annual net income over the past 10 years and interpret the results.

Do both companies' net incomes fall during a recession?

Using Microsoft Excel, create a multiple regression equation that explains Wal-Mart's annual net income and interpret the results.

Using Microsoft Excel, create a multiple regression equation that explains Sears's annual net income and interpret the results.

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Your tutorial is in Excel and Word (attached). The sources for the data are in the textbox at the top of each column in Excel (put your mouse over cell). I obtained the Net Income for Walmart from 2001-2010 and the net income for ...

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Your tutorial is in Excel and Word (attached). The sources for the data are in the textbox at the top of each column in Excel (put your mouse over cell). I obtained the Net Income for Walmart from 2001-2010 and the net income for Sears Holdings from 2006 (inception) to 2010. I correlated the two earnings and discussed the outcome. I then ran a regression against earnings with US population over age 15, S&P price earnings ratio, 10 year treasury rate and inflation rates from 2001 - 2010. The regressions are interpreted. Five references to show the source of the data used are given.

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