This assignment is the second part of your course project. You will want to make sure that you retain this information for your final project. In this assignment, you need to refer to the five stocks that you chose in for your stock watch Week 02.

use the attched document to create the answer and the word document for the homework

 

Required:

 

  • Choose three of the stocks from your stock watch. You will want to use the two from the same industry, plus one additional stock.
  • Locate current interest rates on two other investments that are not stocks. Examples may be bank certificates or government bonds. You will now have a total of five investments.
  • In a Word document respond to the following:
  • Which of these five do you think are most highly affected by the level of interest rates in the economy? Why?
  • Please rank them in order of the most risky as a 5 and the least risky investment as a 1. Explain why you ranked them that way.
  • What types of risk do you think affects each of these investments?

  

Stock

Watch

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Nasdaq

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NYSE

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Nasdaq

Date

Stock

Stock Symbol

Current Price

Board

T

raded On

Financial Facts

04/15/13

Microsoft Corporation

MSFT

28.69

Nasdaq

MSFT pays a 0.92 Dividend; current assets have risen each year over past three years; income statements show positive growth over past three years

AT&T

T

37.95

NYSE

T pays a 1.80 Dividend; Balance sheet reflects current assets dropped from 2011 to 2012; Income statements reflect fluctuating amount of profit over past three years, no losses

Apple, Inc

AAPL

419.85

AAPL pays a 10.62 Dividend; Balance sheet reflects current assets have risen over the past three years; Income statement shows positive growth over past three years.

American Eagle Outfitters

AEO

19.16

AEO pays a 0.44 Dividend; Balance sheet reflects current assets have dropped in the past year; profits have increased on the income statement over the last three years.

Starbucks Corporation

SBUX

57.71

SBUX pays a 0.84 Dividend; Balance sheet reflects current assets have risen over the past three years; Income statement reflects that the company has had increased profits over the last three years and has not operated at a loss.

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