For your final paper, you will write a short, concise stock recommendation report for a firm you would recommend as a buy.

9/18/2020
Final Paper Information
0 Overview
For your final paper, you will write a short, concise stock
recommendation report for a firm you would recommend as
a buy.


Although this is not an investments class, you will see the
application of various topics studied in this course. You will
see ratios discussed, discounted cash flow valuation
applied, growth opportunities analyzed, and, ultimately,
whether or not the investment opportunity is one that
should be pursued. This investment opportunity and
determining the risk, reward, and valuation all are discussed throughout this course.


The paper is introduced in Module 3 and will apply various concepts you will study
throughout the course. You may want to work on this throughout the course and apply the
concepts studied as you proceed through the course.

8 Be sure to review the Examples and Format sections for full details.
� Examples
Reports from the following resources are not all the same but there are some common
themes. Most include a brief discussion of the industry and industry outlook and where the
firm being analyzed stands and performs in the industry. You will note that ratio analysis is
often used but the ratios may vary by industry. In other words, the key ratios used to
analyze firms in industry “A” are not the same ratios used to analyze firms in industry “B”.


Valuation is often considered using more than one method. Discounted cash flows may be
used in conjunction with an appropriate ratio (again the ratio likely varies across industries).


How does the current share price compare to what your analysis values the stock?
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9/18/2020 Final Paper Information: MBAA 518 Managerial Finance -A ug 2020 – Online
Risk, growth potential, payout policy, and other factors are other items that may be
discussed in the reports. These all play a role in analyzing a firm and may signal
management’s belief on the future value of the firm. Those may be items you will want to
discuss in your report. Do not forget the threats that the firm faces as well.

There is no firm
that does not face competition. Those threats should be considered.
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Value Line is an independent investment research and financial publishing firm
providing research resources in global investment and trading markets.
Value Line has a very unique format. The data includes some discussion of key
factors. The other example(s) better reflect what your submission should be similar
to.
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Mergent provides business and financial information on global publicly listed
companies.
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I Format
The big question is why buy the stock you have selected? You do not have a lot of space to
complete this project. You will need to be concise and to the point in your writing.

Provide
tables as you see fit and other graphs/charts that support your position. The examples may
include recommendations to buy, sell, or hold. Your report must be for an opportunity you
believe is a buy.
Font size should be no smaller than 10 nor larger than 12 point font. Headings should be
bold (not a larger font). Again, be concise; you do not have room for a lot of “fluff.”
Your paper will be in the range of 2 to 3 pages formatted similarly to the examples provided.
References must be included and those should be referenced using current APA
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