Continue your work with the company you selected in Week 2. (Walmart)
Research your company’s financial reports for for the most current year available.
Complete a 2- to 3-page Shareholder Analysis (cover page and reference page will be additional pages).
Evaluate economic conditions that influence company performance. Consider political, environmental, currency (money), global economics, and government influences on economic conditions.
Compare market conditions with the company’s performance for the year you are researching. Conclude how the market conditions that year influenced the company’s performance, such as interest rates, Federal Reserve Bank monetary policy changes, or other market conditions relevant to the company you selected.
Analyze year-over-year performance from the prior year and the current year analyzing. Consider key metrics or ratios such as trailing PE ratio, forward PE ratio, price to book, return on assets, and return on equity in your conclusions.
- All the above items should be submitted via an MS Word document (2 to 3 pages of research and analysis as well as a cover page and reference page — 4 to 5 pages in total)
Cite a minimum of three references with in-text citations. Note the following regarding written paper assignments:
It should not have to be re-stated, but remember ALL written paper assignments are required to have a reference page AND citations in the body of the text representing all references. A paper with no references OR no citations is considered a form of plagiarism and will result in zero points. Also remember, in text citations are not just for quoted material.