FIN534 Strayer University Stock Exchanges in The United States Questions

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Directions: Answer the following questions in
a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your
work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your
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  1. In
    your own words, identify two different stock exchanges in the United
    States. Describe the similarities and differences between the two stock
    exchanges. Identify one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

  2. Using the two stocks you identified, determine the free cash flow from 2015 and 2016. What inference can you draw from the companiesÂ’ free cash flow?
  3. Using the 2017 and 2018 financial
    statements for both stocks, prepare two financial ratios for each of
    the following categories: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and
    profitability ratios. You should have a total of six ratios for each
    stock, per year. What challenges, strengths, or weaknesses do you see?
    Please be articulate.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.

Description: Grading for this assignment
will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and
language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Unacceptable Fair Proficient Exemplary
1. In your own words, please identify two different stock exchanges in
the United States. Describe the similarities and differences between
the two stock exchanges. Identify one stock from each of the two stock
exchanges.

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 15.52 (20.7%)

Did not submit or incompletely
identified two stock exchanges in the United States. Did not submit or
incompletely described the similarities and differences between the two
stock exchanges. Did not submit or incompletely identified one stock
from each of the two stock exchanges.

Points Range:
15.75 (21%) – 17.78 (23.7%)

Partially identified two stock
exchanges in the United States. Partially described the similarities and
differences between the two stock exchanges. Partially identified one
stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

Points Range:
18 (24%) – 20.02 (26.7%)

Satisfactorily identified two stock
exchanges in the United States. Satisfactorily described the
similarities and differences between the two stock exchanges.
Satisfactorily identified one stock from each of the two stock
exchanges.

Points Range:
20.25 (27%) – 22.5 (30%)

Thoroughly identified two stock
exchanges in the United States. Thoroughly described the similarities
and differences between the two stock exchanges. Thoroughly identified
one stock from each of the two stock exchanges.

2. Using the two stocks you identified, determine the free cash flow
from 2013 & 2014. What inference can you draw from the companiesÂ’
free cash flow?

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 13.28 (17.7%)

Did not submit or incompletely
determined the free cash flow from 2013 & 2014. Did not submit or
incompletely explained the inferences drawn from the companies’ free
cash flow.

Points Range:
15.75 (21%) – 17.78 (23.7%)

Partially determined the free cash
flow from 2013 & 2014. Partially explained the inferences drawn from
the companies’ free cash flow.

Points Range:
18 (24%) – 20.02 (26.7%)

Satisfactorily determined the free
cash flow from 2013 & 2014. Satisfactorily explained the inferences
drawn from the companies’ free cash flow.

Points Range:
20.25 (27%) – 22.5 (30%)

Thoroughly determined the free cash
flow from 2013 & 2014. Thoroughly explained the inferences drawn
from the companies’ free cash flow.

3. Using the information and formulas from your textbook, please
prepare two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017
financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management
ratios, and profitability ratios. You should have a total of six ratios
for each stock, per year. What challenges, strengths, or weaknesses do
you see? Please be articulate.

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 13.28 (17.7%)

Did not submit or incompletely
prepared two financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017
financial statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management
ratios, and profitability ratios. Did not submit or incompletely
explained the challenges, strengths, or weaknesses.

Points Range:
15.75 (21%) – 17.78 (23.7%)

Partially prepared two financial
ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial statements,
to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and profitability
ratios. Partially explained the challenges, strengths, or weaknesses.

Points Range:
18 (24%) – 20.02 (26.7%)

Satisfactorily prepared two
financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial
statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and
profitability ratios. Satisfactorily explained the challenges,
strengths, or weaknesses.

Points Range:
20.25 (27%) – 22.5 (30%)

Satisfactorily prepared two
financial ratios for each stock, using the 2016 & 2017 financial
statements, to include: liquidity ratios, asset management ratios, and
profitability ratios. Satisfactorily explained the challenges,
strengths, or weaknesses.

4. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 4.42 (5.9%)

More than 6 errors present

Points Range:
5.25 (7%) – 5.92 (7.9%)

5-6 errors present

Points Range:
6 (8%) – 6.68 (8.9%)

3-4 errors present

Points Range:
6.75 (9%) – 7.5 (10%)

0-2 errors present

Name:Homework Set #1

Description:Grading for this assignment
will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and
language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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