Fin week 4, paper, 8 pages

| January 21, 2016

Imagine that you are looking for a company in which to purchase stock. Use the Internet or Strayer Library to conduct research on a U.S. publicly traded company, its operations, locations, markets, and lines of business. Collect financial statements for the past year, either fiscal or calendar.

Note: Please ensure that you are able to find enough information about this company in order to complete this assignment. The collected financial statements from the company must include at least one (1) income statement and one (1) balance sheet. You will create an appendix, in which you will insert related information.

The assignment covers the following topics:

Company overview
Financial management goals
Ratio analysis
Time value of money concept

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Provide a detailed overview of the selected U.S. publicly traded company.
Provide a detailed overview of the major goals of financial management, and elaborate upon the manner in which such goals would be relevant to the financial managers of the selected company.
Choose any three (3) financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyze the past year 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.)
Use the concepts of time value of money and calculating future value to demonstrate whether or not your investment in the chosen company would be profitable in 10 years. Next, use present value to reverse the process of calculating the time value of money. Note any assumptions that you have made in performing your calculations.
Provide your recommendations of the selected stock as an investment opportunity. Support your rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles or materials from the Strayer Library.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do 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.

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