Finance: stock performance. – risk and return – project cash flows –

1 – At any point in time, the market value of a firm’s common stock depends on many factors.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Visit  Yahoo Finance. Select a public company and look up the company’s stock’s performance over the last year. Discuss which company you selected and its performance.
  • What do you think are the market forces that might have influenced the value of the company’s stock at its peaks and valleys?
  • What do your findings indicate about your selected company’s financial health?

2- Investors need to know how much risk they have to take to confidently expect a certain percentage return. Likewise, managers want to know what return shareholders require so that they can decide how to meet those expectations.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Select 2–3 of the topics below and discuss how they each influence financial decisions regarding risk and return:
  • The capital asset pricing model (CAPM)
  • The constant–growth model
  • Compute forward-looking expected return and risk
  • Risk premiums

3- Estimating cash flows isn’t difficult, but it is complicated, as there are a lot of little details to keep track of. Having a systematic approach to handling and arranging details is key to successful finance management and advancing organizational goals.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Discuss a business example that shows how depreciation and accelerated depreciation can affect project cash flows.
  • What would your process be to ensure that all related financial details are allocated for and tracked so as to assist in making sound business decisions?