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MBA570 assignment 1

 

 

This writing assignment should be in an essay format. It should use twoor more published news or academic articles which are less than a year old as cited references. In your essay, you should answer the following questions:

 

 

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What are value stocks?

 

 

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What are growth stocks?

 

 

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What is the reasoning that investorsuse for purchasing valueor growth stocks?

 

 

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Has valueor growthinvesting worked best over the long term?

 

 

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Do you prefer one of these investment methods? Justify your response.

 

 

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Find recent examples of news articles in which someone is described as a valueor growthinvestor

 

 

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How successful have theybeen with this method?

 

 

The essay will be in APA format and be 500-1,000 words in length

 

 

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See the

 

 

rubric on the next page for complete grading criteria

 

 

Hint:

 

 

One wayto find information for this assignment is to use the library’s database for the Wall Street Journal or

 

 

Barron’s and search for a recent article with the words “value investor” or “growthinvestor” in the text of the article

 

 

MBA570 assignment 2

 

 

Assume that you are a corporate manager that needs to make an important decision. Your company currently has its largest factory (700 employees) located in the Midwestern United States. This factory is currently not competitive in international markets and its poor results are threatening to force the entire company into bankruptcy. The company employs 3,000 in other areas of the U.S.

 

You have to decide whether to keep the factory where it is or move it to Canada or Ireland. You can only keep one factory open. The corporate tax rates of Canada (20%) and Ireland (15%) are much lower than the U.S. (35%). Labor costs will not change significantly because the cost of training new employees will be offset by the replacement of highly paid senior employees with younger employees in the other countries. The old factory needs extensive renovation which will still not leave it as efficient as the new factories planned for the new countries. Therefore, the NPV of the capital investments involved are equal for all three countries.

 

You have calculated the NPV of each choice. The NPV of keeping the U.S. factory open is $1,000,000. The NPV of moving the factory to Canada or Ireland is $10,000,000 and $35,000,000 respectively.

 

In this writing assignment, you should answer the following questions:

 

? Where should your factory be located? Why?

 

? Who are the stakeholders in this decision? How did you take the stakeholders into account when making your decision?

 

? How does your decision support responsible stewardship and integrity in the context of financial management?

 

The essay will be in APA format and be 500-1,000 words in length (this range includes everything in the assignment including your name, title, and citations). Turnitin.com software will be used to ensure that submitted assignment

 

 

Mba570 all discussions

 

 

 

Module 1 Discussion

 

 

This discussion question for this module has two parts. Respond to both parts to receive full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Part 1:What is a hostile takeover and what generally happens to the stock price of the firm being acquired in a hostile takeover?

 

 

Part 2:How does a hostile takeover affect the company’s stakeholders (shareholders, executives, employees, and society in general)? Is it usually beneficial or detrimental to these stakeholders? Why?

 

 

Include some news that is less than a year old that discusses an in-process or recently completed merger in your answer. Briefly discuss the main issues in that merger and whom the merger is likely to benefit or hurt.

 

 

The ProQuest database at the Saint Leo University Library website can be a useful tool for completing this assignment.Click herefor instructions on accessing ProQuest.

 

 

Hint:One way to find merger news is to use the library’s database for the Wall Street Journaland search for a recent article with the word “merger” in the title of the article.

 

 

Module 2 Discussion

 

 

The Law of One Price states that equivalent investment opportunities trading in different competitive markets will have the same price. Yet, one can find examples where that rule seems to be violated. It is a well-known fact that Americans pay a much higher price for most prescription drugs than people in most other countries. Also, the price (when adjusted for exchange rates) for the same make and model of automobile varies greatly across different countries. Furthermore, the price of a barrel of crude oil varies between locations. For example, on October 12, 2012, the price for Brent crude oil produced in Europe was $114.21 and the price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil produced in Texas was $91.86.

 

Do these three cases demonstrate that the Law of One Price is false? Why or why not?

 

 

Module 3 Discussion

 

 

Respond to all of the questions to receive full credit for this assignment.

 

 

The capital budgeting process is important, but is it the most important process that a firm undertakes. Why or why not? If you believe there is a more important process, what is it and why do you think it is more important?

 

 

module 4 discussion

 

This discussion question for this module has two parts. Please follow the directions carefully to receive full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Every year,Fortunemagazine publishes a list of the\\\"World\\\'s Most Admired Companies\\\"andBarron’smagazine publishes a list of the “World\\\'s Most Respected Companies.\\\" Choose one company from the top twenty on either of these lists from the most recent year available that you also admire or respect and one company that you admire or respect little.

 

 

Part 1:What criteria does the magazine use to evaluate companies for the list? Do you agree with these criteria? Why or why not?

 

Part 2:Why do you admire the company you chose as a favorite? Why do you not respect the company you chose as not admirable?

 

 

BothBarron’sandFortuneare available at the Saint Leo University Library website via the ProQuest database.Keep in mind that the most recent list available may be from last year.

 

 

Discussion 5

 

 

This discussion question for this module has two parts. Respond to both parts to receive full credit for this assignment.

 

 

Part 1: There is evidence that small stocks and value stocks perform better over the long term than the market averages. What are some logical reasons for this phenomenon?

 

 

Part 2: There is strong evidence that many investors suffer from familiarity bias and overconfidence bias. Can you explain why these biases might exist? Can you think of a situation in which you might make these mistakes (if you hadn’t learned about these biases in this module)?

 

 

Include some news that is less than a year old that is applicable to this discussion.

 

 

module 7 discussion

 

 

Use Figure 15.7 which I have attached which shows the net debt-to-enterprise value ratio for some select industries to answer both parts of the question.

 

 

Firms in the real estate investment trusts (REITs), airlines, electric utilities, and paper products industries tend to have high leverage. Explain why firms in these industries would prefer to have high leverage?

 

Firms in the computer hardware, footwear, apparel and luxury goods, and data processing industries tend to have low leverage. Explain why firms in these industries would prefer to have low leverage?

 

Include some news from an article that is less than a year old that is applicable to this discussion.

 

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