Review of Financial Research Report: This assignment is an analysis of a US publicly-traded company, its common stock could be a prospective investment. Needs to be at least 5 pages, and it needs to cover the following topics;(Additional Comments: The firm has to be publicly-traded. Please only choose a corporation that is headquartered in the United States of America. It is fine if the firm does not have foreign operations, but if the firm does have foreign operations please state how the foreign operations affect the firm?s financial condition.);Company Overview. Conduct research and describe the company, its operations, locations, markets, and lines of business. Collect financial statements for the past three years, fiscal or calendar.;(Additional Comments: The ?Company Overview? has two distinct sections. The first section concerns the corporation?s operations. You should separate each distinct section in the problem as follows: a. Describe the company in general (You could include the mission statement of the firm), b. Describe the company?s operations, c. Describe the company?s locations, d. Describe the company?s markets, e. Describe the company?s lines of businesses. You should do more than just cut-and-paste from the Internet. You may want to provide your own commentary on each of the topics when appropriate.;The second section of the ?Company Overview? section is to collect the financial statements of the firm for the past three years. You should include all four of the financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and the Statement of Owner?s Equity or this could be known as the Statement of Retained Earnings. Please be sure to include the last three fiscal years of financial statements. You may want to include these financial statements in an appendix to your project.);o Ratio analysis. Perform trend and ratio analysis on current and fixed assets, current and long term liabilities, owner?s equity, sales revenues, EBIT, net income, and earnings per share. Project these trends for three years.;(Additional Comments: To complete the ?Ratio Analysis? section of the project you will need to address 9 separate items.;Please note that to show a trend you should state each of the items for the past three fiscal years. Also note that you will need to project these trends out for the next three years. So in total you are stating the 9 items for 2008, 2009 and 2010, and then projecting the 9 items out for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The forecasting method used should be stated in the project. Some papers have included 9 separate graphs showing the historical figures and the forecasted figures. If you are producing a series of graphs, please make sure to state the figures out for each of the years either inside or outside the graph?s information.);o Stock price analysis. Research the company?s common stock price for the past five years. Research the Standard & Poor?s Stock Market Index (S&P 500) for the past five years. Chart the price movement in the company?s common stock against the S&P price movement. State and support your opinion on the company?s common stock as an investment opportunity.;(Additional Comments: Please note that there are 4 distinct sections to the ?Stock Price Analysis? section of the project.;Attachment Preview;Business assignment.doc;ReviewofFinancialResearchReport:ThisassignmentisananalysisofaUSpubliclytradedcompany,its;commonstockcouldbeaprospectiveinvestment.Needstobeatleast5pages,anditneedstocoverthefollowing;topics;(AdditionalComments:Thefirmhastobepubliclytraded. Pleaseonlychooseacorporationthatis;headquarteredintheUnitedStatesofAmerica.Itisfineifthefirmdoesnothaveforeignoperations,butifthefirm;doeshaveforeignoperationspleasestatehowtheforeignoperationsaffectthefirmsfinancialcondition.);CompanyOverview.Conductresearchanddescribethecompany,itsoperations,locations,markets,andlines;ofbusiness.Collectfinancialstatementsforthepastthreeyears,fiscalorcalendar.;(AdditionalComments:TheCompanyOverviewhastwodistinctsections.Thefirstsectionconcernsthe;corporationsoperations.Youshouldseparateeachdistinctsectionintheproblemasfollows: a.Describethe;companyingeneral(Youcouldincludethemissionstatementofthefirm),b.Describethecompanysoperations;c.Describethecompanyslocations,d.Describethecompanysmarkets,e.Describethecompanyslinesof;businesses.YoushoulddomorethanjustcutandpastefromtheInternet. Youmaywanttoprovideyourown;commentaryoneachofthetopicswhenappropriate.;ThesecondsectionoftheCompanyOverviewsectionistocollectthefinancialstatementsofthefirmforthepast;threeyears.Youshouldincludeallfourofthefinancialstatements:BalanceSheet,IncomeStatement,CashFlow;Statement,andtheStatementofOwnersEquityorthiscouldbeknownastheStatementofRetainedEarnings.;Pleasebesuretoincludethelastthreefiscalyearsoffinancialstatements. Youmaywanttoincludethese;financialstatementsinanappendixtoyourproject.);o Ratioanalysis.Performtrendandratioanalysisoncurrentandfixedassets,currentandlongterm;liabilities,ownersequity,salesrevenues,EBIT,netincome,andearningspershare.Projectthesetrends;forthreeyears.;(AdditionalComments:TocompletetheRatioAnalysissectionoftheprojectyouwillneedtoaddress9separate;items.;Pleasenotethattoshowatrendyoushouldstateeachoftheitemsforthepastthreefiscalyears. Alsonotethat;youwillneedtoprojectthesetrendsoutforthenextthreeyears. Sointotalyouarestatingthe9itemsfor2008;2009and2010,andthenprojectingthe9itemsoutfor2011,2012and2013. Theforecastingmethodusedshould;bestatedintheproject.Somepapershaveincluded9separategraphsshowingthehistoricalfiguresandthe;forecastedfigures.Ifyouareproducingaseriesofgraphs,pleasemakesuretostatethefiguresoutforeachof;theyearseitherinsideoroutsidethegraphsinformation.);o Stockpriceanalysis.Researchthecompanyscommonstockpriceforthepastfiveyears.Research;theStandard&PoorsStockMarketIndex(S&P500)forthepastfiveyears.Chartthepricemovementin;thecompanyscommonstockagainsttheS&Ppricemovement.Stateandsupportyouropiniononthe;companyscommonstockasaninvestmentopportunity.;(AdditionalComments:Pleasenotethatthereare4distinctsectionstotheStockPriceAnalysissectionofthe;project.;Assisgnmet;DueMarch13,2011@10:00a.m.
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