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Strayer FIn534 all discussions (week 1-11 discussion) summer 2014

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Question;Week 1 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;An Overview of Financial Management" Please respond to the;following;?;* From the e-Activity, examine;ethical behavior within firms in relation to financial management. Provide two;(2) examples of companies that have been guilty of ethics-based malfeasance;related to financial management and determine why their comeuppance was;deserved.;?;*;From the scenario, recommend two (2) actions that Trevose Fitness Center (TFC);could take in order to raise capital that will, in turn, enable it to reach its;expansion goals. Defend your response. Support your recommendation with two (2);real-world examples of successful implementations of these actions.;Week 2 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Financial Statement, Cash Flow;and Taxes" Please respond to the following;?;Analyze the importance and impact of;financial managers being able to understand financial statements. Provide the;rationale behind your analysis.;?;Imagine that you are starting a business.;Determine the tax considerations that might result in you setting the business;up as a proprietorship or a partnership, rather than a corporation. Provide a;rationale for your decision.;Week 3 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Time Value of Money and Bond Valuation" Please respond to the;following;?;Examine the concept of time value of;money in relation to corporate managers. Propose two (2) methods in which time;value of money can help corporate managers in general.;?;Examine the pros and cons of a;sinking fund from the viewpoint of both a firm and its bondholders. Determine;the fundamental manner in which this knowledge could be helpful to a financial;manager. Provide a rationale for your response.;Week 4 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Risk and Return" Please respond to the following;?;* From the e-Activity, determine;whether stock prices are affected more by long-term or short-term performance.;Provide one (1) example of the effect that supports your claim.;?;* From the scenario, value a share of;TFC?s stock using a growth model method and compare that value to the current;trading price of a share of TFC. Determine whether the stock is undervalued or;overvalued. Provide a rationale for your response.;Week 5 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Financial Options and Weighted Average Cost of Capital;(WACC)" Please respond to the following;?;Determine two to three (2-3) methods;of using stocks and options to create a risk-free hedge portfolio. Support your;answer with examples of these methods being used to create a risk-free hedge;portfolio.;?;* From the scenario, create a unique;hypothetical weighted average cost of capital (WACC) and rate of return.;Recommend whether or not the company should expand, and defend your position.;Week 6 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Capital Budgeting and Risk Analysis" Please respond to the;following;?;* From the e-Activity, analyze the reasons;why the short-term project that you have chosen might be ranked higher under;the NPV criterion if the cost of capital is high, while the long-term project;might be deemed better if the cost of capital is low. Determine whether or not;changes in the cost of capital could ever cause a change in the internal rate;of return (IRR) ranking of two (2).;?;* From the scenario, take a position;for or against TFC?s decision to expand to the West Coast. Provide a rationale;for your response in which you cite at least two (2) capital budgeting;techniques (e.g., NPV, IRR, Payback Period, etc.) that you used to arrive at;your decision.;Week 7 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Financial Planning and Agency Conflicts" Please respond to;the following;?;* From the scenario, cite your;forecasting conclusions that support TFC?s decision to expand to the West Coast;market. Speculate as to whether or not the agency conflict discussed in the;scenario could become a roadblock to your conclusions. Provide a rationale for;your response.;?;* From the mini case, recommend two;(2) desired characteristics of a board of directors. Provide support for your;response, citing the ways in which these characteristics usually lead to;effective corporate governance.;Week 8 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Distributions to Shareholders" Please respond to the;following;?;* From the e-Activity, contrast the;differences between a stock dividend and a stock split. Imagine that you are a;stockholder in a company. Determine whether you would prefer to see the company;that you researched declare a 100% stock dividend or declare a 2-for-1 split.;Provide support for your answer with one (1) real-world example of your;preference.;?;* From the scenario, examine the;dividend rate that TFC is paying in order to determine if the company should;receive a rate adjustment. Suggest whether TFC?s dividends should either (1) stay;the same, (2) be increased, (3) or go down. Provide a rationale for your;response.;?;Week 9 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to the discussion. If you need help with;completing discussions please click here for more information.;Working;Capital Management" Please respond to the following;?;Examine the key reasons why a;business may not want to hold too much or too little working capital. Provide;two (2) examples that illustrate the consequences of either situation.;?;* From the scenario, analyze TFC?s;cash budget to determine key methods in which the budget may be optimized;(e.g., by renegotiating terms and conditions on some of its payables, etc.). If;you believe that there is room for improvement, recommend key strategies for;TFC to use in order to optimize its cash budget. If you do not believe that;this is the case, provide a rationale for your response.;Week 10 Discussion 1;Multinational Financial;Management" Please respond to the;following;?;* From the e-Activity, determine key;reasons why a multinational corporation might decide to borrow in a country;such as Brazil, where interest rates are high, rather than in a country like;Switzerland, where interest rates are low. Provide support for your rationale.;?;* From the scenario, select two (2);potential international markets in which TFC may wish to do business. Compare;the currency markets of the two (2) countries you have chosen with that of the;U.S. dollar. Based on currency considerations only, recommend whether or not;TFC should expand to the international markets that you have chosen.;Week 11 Discussion 1;Click the link above to respond to;the discussion. If you need help with completing discussions please click here for more information.;Please respond to the following;?;Rate the three (3) most important;concepts that you learned in this course in order of importance (one (1) being;the most important, three (3), the least). Provide a rationale for your;ratings.;?;Propose two (2) applications of;knowledge that you have learned in this course to your current or a future;position.

 

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