This assignment requires that the student reviews the financial data for all the stock selected, and then identify the appropriate information in the template.
- Stock Ticker Symbol: The symbol that uniquely identifies a public company traded on an exchange.
- Current Stock Price is the current market value of one share of stock.
- Market Cap: the total value of a company’s outstanding shares of stock, calculated by multiplying the number of shares by the current stock price.
- Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio): a measure of a company’s current stock price relative to its per-share earnings, calculated by dividing the current market price of a stock by the company’s earnings per share (EPS) over the past 12 months.
- Yield and Forward Dividend: The amount of money that a company pays to its shareholders per share and how much of current stock prices it represents.
- 52-week range: This is the range between the highest and the lowest price at which stock traded over the past 52 weeks.
If the student’s competitors are too small and do not appear on Yahoo Finance, they should choose larger competitors or a larger industry instead, as they did in Assignment 1. As this assignment is meant to help students practice finding and analysing information, they should choose the three same companies as Assignment 1.
After looking at each stock, click on Sustainability and Chart for more information. They should discuss what the performance for the stocks has been like, and provide their educated opinion on the company’s investment potential. The student should consider the company’s historical stock price, dividend payouts, financial performance, and other relevant data when forming their opinion. Recent market changes or events that have an impact on stock performance should also be considered. The student must use his or her research to make recommendations about whether the stock should be purchased.