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FIN 534 assignemnt 1 Financial Research Report




Question;Assignment 1: Financial;Research Report;Due Week 10 and worth 300 points;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.;Clickhere to view the grading rubric for this assignment.


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