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FIN 534 Assignment 1: Financial Research Report




Question;Imagine that you are a financial manager researching investments for your client thatalign with its investment goals. Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research anyU.S. publicly traded company that you may consider as an investment opportunity foryour client. (Note: Please ensure that you are able to find enough information about thiscompany in order to complete this assignment. You will create an appendix, in which youwill insert related information.)The assignment covers the following topics:Rationale for choosing the company for which to investRatio analysisStock price analysisRecommendationsWrite 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, relativeto that potential investors investment strategy. Provide support for your rationale.3.Select any five (5) financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyzethe past three (3) years of the companys financial data, which you may obtain from thecompanys financial statements. Determine the companys financial health. (Note:Suggested ratios include, but are not limited to, current ratio, quick ratio, earnings pershare, and price earnings ratio.)4.Based on your financial review, determine the risk level of the company from yourinvestors point of view. Indicate key strategies that you may use in order to minimizethese perceived risks.5.Provide your recommendations of this stock as an investment opportunity. Supportyour rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles or material from the StrayerLibrary.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-inchmargins 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 students name,the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference pageare 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 invarious market environments.Analyze financial statements for key ratios, cash flow positions, and taxationeffects.Review fixed income strategies using time value of money concept, bondvaluation methods, and interest rate calculations.Estimate the risk and return on financial investments.Apply financial management options to corporate financeDetermine the cost of capital and how to maximize returns.Formulate cash flow analysis for capital projects including project risks andreturns.Evaluate how corporate valuation and forecasting affect financial management.Analyze how capital structure decision-making practices impact financialmanagement.Design working capital management concepts to enhance tactical financialstrategies.Use technology and information resources to research issues in financialmanagement.Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writingmechanics.


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