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Assignment 1: Financial Research Report (FIN534)




Question;Imagine that you are a;financial manager researching investments for your client that align with its;investment goals. Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research any U.S. publicly;traded company that you may consider as an investment opportunity for your;client. (Note:Please ensure that you are able to find enough;information about this company in order to complete this assignment. You will;create an appendix, in which you will insert related information.);The assignment covers the;following topics;Rationale for choosing the company for which to invest;Ratio analysis;Stock price analysis;Recommendations;Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you;1. Provide a rationale;for the U.S. publicly traded company that you selected, indicating the;significant factors driving your decision as a financial manager.;2. Determine the profile;of the investor for which this company may be a fit, relative to that potential;investor?s investment strategy. Provide support for your rationale.;3. Select any five (5);financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyze the past;three (3) years of the company?s financial data, which you may obtain from the;company?s financial statements. Determine the company?s financial health. (Note;Suggested ratios include, but are not limited to, current ratio, quick;ratio, earnings per share, and price earnings ratio.);4. Based on your;financial review, determine the risk level of the company from your investor?s;point of view. Indicate key strategies that you may use in order to minimize;these perceived risks.;5. Provide your;recommendations of this stock as an investment opportunity. Support your;rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles or material from the;Strayer Library.;6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this;assignment. Note:Wikipedia and other Websites to not qualify as;academic resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;? Be typed, double;spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all;sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.;Check with your professor for any additional instructions.;? Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment;the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The;cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment;page length.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this;assignment are;Critique financial management strategies that support business;operations in various market environments.;Analyze financial statements for key ratios, cash flow positions;and taxation effects.;Review fixed income strategies using time value of money concept;bond valuation methods, and interest rate calculations.;Estimate the risk and return on financial investments.;Apply financial management options to corporate finance;Determine the cost of capital and how to maximize returns.;Formulate cash flow analysis for capital projects including;project risks and returns.;Evaluate how corporate valuation and forecasting affect financial;management.;Analyze how capital structure decision-making practices impact;financial management.;Design working capital management concepts to enhance tactical;financial strategies.;Use technology and information resources to research issues in;financial management.;Write clearly and concisely about financial management using;proper writing mechanics.


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