Deliverable Length:  Word document of 700–1,000 words with attached Excel Spreadsheet showing calculations

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Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

After engaging in a dialogue with your colleagues on valuation, you will now be given an opportunity to apply principles that were presented in this phase. Using a Web site that provides current stock and bond pricing and yield information, complete and analyze the tables illustrated below. Your mentor suggests using a Web site similar to this one.

To fill out the first table, you will need to select 3 bonds with maturities between 10 and 20 years with bond ratings of "A to AAA," "B to BBB" and "C to CC" (you may want to use bond screener at the Web site linked above). All of these bonds will have these values (future values) of $1,000. You will need to use a coupon rate of the bond times the face value to calculate the annual coupon payment. You should subtract the maturity date from the current year to determine the time to maturity. The Web site should provide you with the yield to maturity and the current quote for the bond. (Be sure to multiply the bond quote by 10 to get the current market value.) You will then need to indicate whether the bond is currently trading at a discount, premium, or par.

Bond

Company/

Rating

Face Value (FV)

Coupon Rate

Annual Payment (PMT)

Time-to Maturity (NPER)

Yield-to-Maturity (RATE)

Market Value (Quote)

Discount, Premium, Par

A-Rated

 

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

B-Rated

 

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-Rated

 

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Explain the relationship observed between ratings and yield to maturity.
  • Explain why the coupon rate and the yield to maturity determine why the bonds would trade at a discount, premium, or par.
  • Based on the material you learn in this Phase, what would you expect to happen to the yield to maturity and market value of the bonds if the time to maturity was increased or decreased by 5 years?

In this step, you have been asked to visit a credible Web site that provides detailed information on publicly traded stocks and select 1 that has at least a 5-year history of paying dividends and 2 of its closest competitors.

To fill up the first table, you will need to gather information needed to calculate the required rate of return for each of the 3 stocks. You will need to calculate the risk-free rate for this assignment. You will need the market return that was calculated in Phase 2, and the beta that you should be able to find on the Web site.

Company

5-year Risk-Free Rate of Return

Beta (β)

5-Year Return on Top 500 Stocks

Required Rate of Return (CAPM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To complete the next table, you will need the most recent dividends paid over the past year for each stock, expected growth rate for the stocks, and the required rate of return you calculated in the previous table. You will also need to compare your results with the current value of each stock and determine whether the model suggests that they are over- or underpriced.

Company

Current Dividend

Projected Growth Rate (next year)

Required Rate of Return (CAPM)

Estimated Stock Price (Gordon Model)

Current Stock Price

Over/Under Priced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third table, you will be using the price to earnings ratio (P/E) along with the average expected earnings per share provided by the Web site. You will also need to compare your results with the current value of each stock to determine whether or not the model suggests that the stocks are over- or underpriced.

Company

Estimated Earning

(next year)

P/E Ratio

Estimated Stock Price (P/E)

Current Stock Price

Over/Under Priced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After completing the 3 tables, explain your findings and why your calculations coincide with the principles related to bonds that were presented in the Phase. Be sure to address the following:

  • Explain the relationship observed between the required rate of return, growth rate and the dividend paid, and the estimated value of the stock using the Gordon Model.
  • Explain the value and weaknesses of the Gordon model.
  • Explain the how the price-to-earnings model is used to estimate the value of the stocks.
  • Explain which of the 2 models seemed to be the most accurate in estimating the value of the stocks.
  • Based on the material that you learn in this Phase, what would you expect to happen to the value of the stock if the growth rate, dividends, required rate of return, or the estimated earnings per share were to increase or decrease? Be sure to explain each case separately.

Note: You can find information about the top 500 stocks at this Web site.

References

S&P 500 index chart. (2014). Retrieved from the Yahoo! Finance Web site: http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=%5egspc+interactive#symbol=^gspc;range=1y;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=;

Yahoo! Finance. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://finance.yahoo.com/

Be sure to document your paper with in-text citations, credible sources, and a list of references used in proper APA format.

Please submit your assignment.





Choose a familiar household appliance (e.g., vacuum, toaster, hair dryer).



Write a one to two (1-2) page mechanism description (written in your own words) telling an audience of fifth graders in a science class how the appliance works. The document must include:

a. Headings
b. At least one graphic
c. A logical spatial order



In your document, you should:

  1. Ensure the document is clear and brief.
  2. Exercise logic in your design, including placement of headers and graphics.
  3. Use appropriate language for the audience and purpose.
  4. Follow the steps identified in the textbook.
  5. Cite source(s), including any graphics.



Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.



The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain ideas in proper format using accurate details and relevant examples.
  • Design effective graphics for visual presentations.
  • Use syntax, tone, and word choice appropriate to technical communications.
  • Prepare reports, project requirements, and other various technical writing genres.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in technical writing.
  • Write clearly and concisely about technical writing using proper writing mechanics

Assignment 3: "Code of Conduct Memo – Revision"



You are a manager at a call center. The company frowns upon phone calls and texting during work hours. You have looked the other way a few times, but it has started to get out of hand. You need to write a memo reminding everyone that private phone and text message use on company time is viewed as a violation of the company’s code of ethics.



Rewrite your earlier Code of Conduct  (Assignment 1) utilizing the professor’s feedback on organization, format, tone, and editorial issues. Review the example memo in the textbook before submission. In your document, you should:

  1. Ensure the memo is clear and brief.
  2. Choose language to match the purpose and tone for the situation and audience.
  3. Format the memo accurately and according to the details in the textbook.
  4. Create an effective opening that establishes goodwill without obscuring the message.



Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.



The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Illustrate the relationship between how audience characteristics match the context of technical writing.
  • Revise draft documents to improve audience comprehension.
  • Explain ideas in proper format using accurate details and relevant examples.
  • Employ correct Edited Standard Written English (ESWE).
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in technical writing.
  • Write clearly and concisely about technical writing using proper writing mechanics.

Is there a chronic shortage of nurses in the United States? Explain this both from an economist’s and a health planner’s perspective.

 

 

or 

 

 

In your own words, use economic concepts to describe the competition in physician services specific to demand and supply.

 

 

chose any question from the above and answer.

Write a 6 page research paper in which you critically evaluate the novel, ¡Yo!, on a structural or thematic level. You may also choose to compare and contrast the structural or thematic elements of the novel with those of another fictional text you have read, either in this course or elsewhere.

 

I have chosen the paper Topic which is: Yo’s family, sisters, mom, dad, people who she talked about in her book. – explain why you want to write about these characters (maybe write about how their relationship help shape YO and her career as a wrtier.)

Thesis is: Yo and her three sisters have the same cultural roots, but they are different due to A_B_and_C.

How are these differences helping shape Yo in becoming a professional writer and Yo’s struggle to be a loyal family member and a successful novelist.

 

Original research paper that is a minimum of 6 pages in length. In general, pages consist of:

Title Page - Captivating title, your name, title of the course, date

Body -  6 pages in length. Follow this rough outline:

Introduction - Introduce topic - Bring focus to your study through dramatic opening, leading into thesis statement.

First Point coming out of thesis statement

Support #1 from research

Support #2 from research

Personal observation, backed by facts/text passages

Transition to next point.

Second Point coming out of thesis statement

Support #1 from research

Support #2 from research

Personal opinion, backed by facts/text passages

Transition to next point.

Third Point coming out of thesis statement

Support #1 from research

Support #2 from research

Personal opinion, backed by facts/text passages

Transition to conclusion.

Conclusion - restate thesis and close with striking point or quotation.

 

References page - in APA format.

Write a 6 page research paper in which you critically evaluate the novel, ¡Yo!, on a structural or thematic level. You may also choose to compare and contrast the structural or thematic elements of the novel with those of another fictional text you have read, either in this course or elsewhere.

 

I have chosen the paper Topic which is: Yo’s family, sisters, mom, dad, people who she talked about in her book. – explain why you want to write about these characters (maybe write about how their relationship help shape YO and her career as a wrtier.)

Thesis is: Yo and her three sisters have the same cultural roots, but they are different due to A_B_and_C.

How are these differences helping shape Yo in becoming a professional writer and Yo’s struggle to be a loyal family member and a successful novelist.

 

Original research paper that is a minimum of 6 pages in length. In general, pages consist of:

Title Page - Captivating title, your name, title of the course, date

Body -  6 pages in length. Follow this rough outline:

Introduction - Introduce topic - Bring focus to your study through dramatic opening, leading into thesis statement.

First Point coming out of thesis statement

Support #1 from research

Support #2 from research

Personal observation, backed by facts/text passages

Transition to next point.

Second Point coming out of thesis statement

Support #1 from research

Support #2 from research

Personal opinion, backed by facts/text passages

Transition to next point.

Third Point coming out of thesis statement

Support #1 from research

Support #2 from research

Personal opinion, backed by facts/text passages

Transition to conclusion.

Conclusion - restate thesis and close with striking point or quotation.

 

References page - in APA format.

Based upon Chapter 6

 

With growing trends toward outsourcing, some economists are pointing to the emergence of “globalized professionals”, who are developing qualifications necessary to succeed in the global job market. For this assignment, use Web resources to research globalized professionals. Pay special attention to the way this concept relates to your current major (such as Accounting, Finance, MIS).

 

 

Using the information you have found, write a one-page (single space) paper outlining your thoughts. If the idea of becoming a globalized professional appeals to you, describe how you might enhance your qualifications. If the idea does not appeal to you, explain why.

 

 

Be sure to include any references/citations

I need this done by Thursday midnight

Sample of Your Skills in Communication

Submit a sample of your work from another course that you feel illustrates your communication skills. This could be the same item you attached for peer review during Module 03, or another written sample of your work from a course that you feel best demonstrates your abilities.

Communication is defined as the ability to write and express ideas in an organized, unified, coherent manner reflecting an appropriate awareness of your purpose and audience.

The purpose of the communication piece is to evaluate your mastery of this intellectual skill area in order to understand how you are incorporating the intellectual skill area of communication in your work.

Things to consider as you make your selection

When selecting your piece, consider the classes or class assignments where the need to have clear, effective communication was stressed. As you see from the list above, the types of work you may choose from include a paper, project (not a group project), business proposal, essay, or other work that shows your ability as an effective communicator.

As you evaluate possible selections, ask yourself:

What idea are you trying to communicate? Will this be clear to anyone reading the paper?

How does this paper show your ability to communicate a specific idea to a specific audience?

Who is your target audience?

What is the intended purpose of this piece?

Will the assessment team easily be able to grasp your purpose when reading this piece?

How is this piece organized and formatted?

Have you checked the piece for mechanics and grammar?

Theories of Change Management (250 words)

Discuss at least 3 theories of change management (eg. Kotter, Lewin, Nadler, action research, and appreciative inquiry).

Include specific pros and cons of each.

What is the best way to ensure the implementation of an organizational change?

Communication Plan (100-150 words):

  • What stakeholders require communication?
  • What will be communicated to them?
  • Who will send the communication?
  • What communication medium will be used?

Week 5: Implementation Plan (450 words)

Include the following context in the implementation plan:

  1. Major implementation steps
  2. Key criteria for success
  3. Summary of Weeks 1-5
  4. Rollout: Any risk considerations to the implementation