Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to allow students the opportunity to research a Fortune 500 company stock using the popular online research tool, Yahoo Finance. The tool allows the student to review analyst reports and other key financial information necessary to evaluate the stock value and make an educated decision on whether to invest.
Select a Fortune 500 company from one of the following industries: Please use APPLE
Access Yahoo Finance and enter the company name.
Review the financial information and statistics provided for the stock you selected and answer the following:
oWhat is the ticker symbol of the company you chose?
oWhat is the Current Stock Price?
oWhat is the Market Cap for the stock you chose?
oWhat is the Price to Earnings Ratio?
oWhat is the Dividend and Yield?
oWhat is the Enterprise Value?
oWhat is the Beta?
oWas there a Stock Split, and if so, when?
oWhat was the closing stock price for the last 5 days?
oWhat was the 52 Week High for this stock?
oWhat is the Book Value per Share?
oWhat type of rating are analysts recommending (i.e. buy, hold, etc.)?
oWhat is the target price analysts are predicting for this stock?
oWhat is the analyst’s average revenue estimate for next year?
oWhat are some of the significant news items and press releases made by the company over the last year?
Explain in 700 words why you would or would not recommend investing in this stock.
oDescribe the relationship between the value of the stock and the price to earnings ratio.
oWhat information does the Market Capitalization (Market Cap) and Beta provide to the investor?