Below is the assignment

Below is the assignment

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to allow students the opportunity to research a Fortune 500 company stock using the popular online research tool Yahoo Finance. The tool allows the student to review analyst reports and other key financial information necessary to evaluate the stock value and make an educated decision on whether to invest.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Yahoo Finance

Select a Fortune 500 Company from one of the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Energy
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining

Access Yahoo Finance and enter the company name.

Review the financial information and statistics provided for the stock you selected and answer the following:

  • What is the ticker symbol of the company you chose?
  • What is the Current Stock Price?
  • What is the Market Cap for the stock you chose?
  • What is the Price to Earnings Ratio?
  • What is the Dividend and Yield?
  • What is the Enterprise Value?
  • What is the Beta?
  • Was there a Stock Split, and if so, when?
  • What was the closing stock price for the last 5 days?
  • What was the 52 Week High for this stock?
  • What is the Book Value per Share?
  • What type of rating are analysts recommending (i.e. buy, hold, etc.)?
  • What is the target price analysts are predicting for this stock?
  • What is the analyst’s average revenue estimate for next year?
  • What are some of the significant news items and press releases made by the company over the last year?

Explain in 700 words why you would or would not recommend investing in this stock.

  • Describe the relationship between the value of the stock and the price to earnings ratio.
  • What information does the Market Capitalization (Market Cap) and Beta provide to the investor?

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Exxon Mobil Corporation

Exxon Mobil Corporation is a public traded international company with its major operations focused on energy business.

Ticker symbol for the company: XOM

The Current Stock Price: 78.17

Market Cap for the Stock: 331.042B

Price to Earnings Ratio: 14.38                        

Dividend and Yield: 3.28 (4.06%)

Enterprise Value: 383.22B

Beta: 0.69

There was a stock split of 2/1 in the year 2001

The closing stock for the last 5 days was 79.83

The 52 week high for this stock was 89.30                                                                    

The book value per share is 44.96                                                                                        

The analysts are recommending investors to buy since net returns will be high in future

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