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Question;week 1"Financial Statements" Please respond to the following:From the e-Activity, determine the amount of liabilities that the company has, as compared to its assets. Analyze whether or not the company?s liabilities and assets show a high level of corporate responsibility. Provide a rationale for your response.From the e-Activity, explain the primary manner in which the company?s profit margin would inform a potential investor. Provide a rationale for your response.week 2"Ratio Analysis" Please respond to the following:From the e-Activity, describe two to four (2-4) key differences between the values that you discovered for Pepsi and those that you discovered for Coca Cola. Determine at least one (1) ratio that is very similar for the two (2) companies and one (1) ratio that is significantly different for the two (2) companies.From the e-Activity, explain the ratio that is most meaningful to investors for assessing the performance of both Pepsi and Coca-Cola stock. Provide a rationale for your explanation.week 3"Stock Market" Please respond to the following:From the e-Activity, select three (3) members of the Dow Jones 30, and explain two (2) possible reasons why that list includes each company. Next, identify one (1) firm that is not in the Dow Jones 30, and suggest two (2) reasons why the list should or should not include this firm. Provide a rationale for your response.Determine two (2) major differences between the NASDAQ market and the NYSE market, and indicate the main reasons why each of those differences exists. Provide a rationale for your response.week 4"Stocks and Bonds" Please respond to the following:Identify the main advantage of bond ratings, and determine whether or not you are convinced that the existing system of rating bonds is fail-proof. Provide a rationale for your response.Determine at least two (2) key advantages of equity financing, as compared to debt financing options. Provide a rationale for your response.week 5week 5"Risk and Return" Please respond to the following:Identify one (1) key difference between market risk and company specific risk, and provide one (1) example of each.Discuss the role of interest rates in the financial environment. Concentrate on the role risk plays in determining interest rates.\week 6"Capital Structure" Please respond to the following:From the first e-Activity, identify one to two (1-2) major challenges for a small firm trying to raise capital. Next, determine the primary impact of using too much equity financing in a company?s capital structure.From the second e-activity, explain the significant impact of equity financing on Apple during Steve Jobs? first tenure at the company. Provide a rationale for your explanation.week 7"Working Capital" Please respond to the following:Determine one (1) significant challenge that could affect a firm?s working capital. Identify at least two (2) methods that a business could use in order to address the challenge in question. Provide a rationale for each method that you identified.From the e-Activity, explain two (2) operational advantages that Wal-Mart has developed over the years that give the firm a competitive advantage in the area of inventory management. Next, indicate one (1) method that a similar company could use in order to better manage its inventory.week 8"Capital Budgeting" Please respond to the following:From the e-Activity, determine one to two (1-2) factors that would justify GE?s use of so much debt in its capital structure. Provide a rationale for your response.From the e-Activity, determine one to two (1-2) factors that would justify Microsoft?s use of so much debt in its capital structure. Provide a rationale for your response.week 9week 9"Dividend Policy" Please respond to the following:From the e-Activity, infer the justification behind Google?s dividend policy. Next, infer the justification behind Verizon?s dividend policy. Provide a rationale for your response.Identify one (1) type of investor that might be satisfied collecting a dividend, as opposed to looking for a large capital gain due to stock price appreciation. Provide a rationale for your response.week 10"Mergers" Please respond to the following:From the e-Activity, identify one to two (1-2) factors that resulted in the failure of the AOL / Time Warner merger, and explain one (1) reason why such factors played a dominant role in the merger?s failure.From the e-Activity, identify one to two (1-2) factors that resulted in the success of the Disney / Pixar merger, and explain one (1) reason why such factors played a dominant role in the merger?s success.

 

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