Financial Management- Financial Research Report

Financial Research Report_x000D_
Imagine that you are a financial manager researching investments for your client. Think of a friend or a family member as a client. Define their characteristics and goals such as an employee or employer, relatively young (less than 40 years) or close to retirement, having some savings/property, a risk taker or risk averter, etc. Next, use Nexis Uni at the Strayer University library, located at Nexis Uni, click on “Company Dossier” to research the stock of any U.S. publicly traded company that you may consider as an investment opportunity for your client. Your investment should align with your client’s investment goals. (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.)_x000D_
Your final financial research report will be 6–8 pages long and be completed in two parts. This assignment only covers the first part. This assignment requires you to use at least five quality academic resources and cover the following topics:_x000D_
Rationale for choosing the company in which to invest._x000D_
Ratio analysis._x000D_
Stock price analysis._x000D_
Refer to the following resources to assist with completing your assignment:_x000D_
Stock Selection_x000D_
Forbes: Six Rules to Follow When Picking Stocks._x000D_
CNN Money: Stocks: Investing in Stocks._x000D_
The Motley Fool: 13 Steps to Investing Foolishly._x000D_
Seeking Alpha: The Graham And Dodd Method For Valuing Stocks._x000D_
Investopedia: Guide to Stock-Picking Strategies._x000D_
Seeking Alpha: Get Your Smart Beta Here! Dividend Growth Stocks As ‘Strategic Beta’ Investments._x000D_
Market and Company Information_x000D_
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Market Structure._x000D_
Yahoo! Finance._x000D_
Seeking Alpha (Note: This is also available through the Android or iTunes App store.)_x000D_
Morningstar (Note: You can create a no-cost Basic Access account.)_x000D_
Research Hub, located in the left menu of your course in Blackboard._x000D_
Part 1 (1–2 pages)_x000D_
Provide a rationale for the stock that you selected, indicating the significant economic, financial, and other factors that led you to consider this stock._x000D_
Suggest the primary reasons why the selected stock is a suitable investment for your client. Include a description of your client’s profile._x000D_
List five resources you’ll use to complete this assignment and begin to build your reference list. Remember you must use at least five quality academic resources for the final assignment.

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