Bond and Stock Performance Analysis
In this part of the project you are to assume to have been hired to join a team serving as an internal financial analyst to THE COMPANY. Your client plans to invest in bonds and (or) stocks issued by THE COMPANY (SELECTED BY INSTRUCTOR). In part 6 of the assignment you are asked to provide some recommendations to THE COMPANY’S management for Bond and Stock Performance Analysis.
THE COMPANY for part 2 of the project can be the company that you were using for the Research Project Part 1 or ANOTHER COMPANY determined by your professor. THE COMPANY for this part of the project must have bonds listed on the website http://finra-markets.morningstar.com/BondCenter/Default.jsp. To find the information on bonds, click on Search in the middle of the screen (under Market Center Bond Guide), under Quick Search type the Issuer Name and the Symbol, and click SHOW RESULTS, Bond and Stock Performance Analysis.
Alternatively, you can request approval of another publicly traded company. This request must be submitted before the end of the first week of the course. The request must include
- identification of the company by ticker symbol and name
- a reasonable and appropriate explanation of why you want to examine the alternative company
- the source of the analyst’s report that will be used in the analysis (which must be submitted to me)
- acknowledgement by you that all the specific elements of the assignment (see below) will be prepared by you and included in the final research project report