Students should understand how to use the financial information and tools learned in the class on a public company, obtain public company SEC reports, and use that data to calculate a company’s financial ratios and their comparison to industry or competitor standards.
Student will give a recommendation on wether to buy, sell or hold based on the following information:
– Current Ratio
– Debt Ratio
– Earnings Per Share
– Vertical Analysis (Industry)
– Horizontal Analysis (Industry)
Compare and contrast your company’s ratios to industry and competitor standard ratios obtained from Yahoo Finance, Morningstar, MotleyFool, Macroaxis or other Internet sources, and provide a detailed answer and analysis as to why your company’s ratios are different than the industry/competitor standard.
Cite the source of the industry/competitor ratio information.