Week 9 and worth 300 points

Imagine that you are a financial manager researching investments for your client. Use the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research the stock of any U.S. publicly traded company that you may consider as an investment opportunity for your client. Your investment should align with your client’s investment goals. (Note: Please ensure that you are able to find enough information about this company in order to complete this assignment. You will create an appendix, in which you will insert related information.)

The assignment covers the following topics:

  • Rationale for choosing the company for which to invest
  • Ratio analysis 
  • Stock price analysis
  • Recommendations

Refer to the following resources to assist with completing your assignment:

Stock Selection 

Market and Company Information

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – “Market Structure
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • Mergent Online (Note: This resource is also available through the Strayer Learning Resource Center.)
  • Seeking Alpha (Note: Also available through the Android or iTunes App store.)
  • Morningstar (Note: You can create a no-cost Basic Access account.)
  • Research Hub, located in the left menu of your course in Blackboard.

 

Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a rationale for the stock that you selected, indicating the significant economic, financial, and other factors that led you to consider this stock.
  2. Suggest the primary reasons why the selected stock is a suitable investment for your client. Include a description of your client’s profile.
  3. Select any five (5) financial ratios that you have learned about in the text. Analyze the past three (3) years of the selected financial ratios for the company; you may obtain this information from the company’s financial statements. Determine the company’s financial health. (Note: Suggested ratios include, but are not limited to, current ratio, quick ratio, earnings per share, and price earnings ratio.)
  4. Based on your financial review, determine the risk level of the stock from your investor’s point of view. Indicate key strategies that you may use in order to minimize these perceived risks.
  5. Provide your recommendations of this stock as an investment opportunity. Support your rationale with resources, such as peer-reviewed articles, material from the Strayer Learning Resource Center, and reviews by market analysts.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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:

  • Critique financial management strategies that support business operations in various market environments.
  • Analyze financial statements for key ratios, cash flow positions, and taxation effects.
  • Review fixed income strategies using time value of money concept, bond valuation methods, and interest rate calculations.
  • Estimate the risk and return on financial investments.
  • Apply financial management options to corporate finance.
  • Determine the cost of capital and how to maximize returns.
  • Formulate cash flow analysis for capital projects including project risks and returns.
  • Evaluate how corporate valuation and forecasting affect financial management.
  • Analyze how capital structure decision-making practices impact financial management.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about financial management using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment

 

There are four prompts in the attachment (the first question can be found through out the first few slides)

 

**The company that I have chosen is Apple, Inc.

so answer the prompts around Apple, Inc.

 

Answer each prompt in paragraph format, follow the questions in the slides. The questions are shown( some slides repeat each part of the question)

Write one page for each prompt covering the powerpoint slides and use examples in the required reading

The powerpoint slides basically asks the question and offers the answer, so write what the slide is telling you and pull examples from the text books and Apple, Inc

 

Required Books

Use examples from the following text books:

Marketing: An Introduction, 12th ed. by Armstrong and Kotler

 

Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind Trout and Ries, McGraw-Hill, 2000.

 

Contagious: Why Things Catch On Jonah Berger, Simon and Schuster, 2013

PSCI 1122: State and Local Government

WRITING ASSIGNMENT #1

For this first Unit 5 IP, you will create a journal entry that is due mid-week.

Reflecting back over the entire course, prepare a narrative essay journal entry that shares your perception of your writing composition experience. Support your writing with examples from the course assignments and course resources, including the use of intellipath.

Be sure to consider the following:

  • Discuss whether this course met, did not meet, or exceeded your expectations.
  • Share any unexpected outcomes or identified gaps.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your writing skills, and discuss how this or future courses might be adjusted to address or support them.
  • List any surprises that you experienced throughout the course.
  • Discuss the role that your classmates played in the growth of your writing skills.

Specifically, your journal narrative should address the following:

  • Represent your personal point of view
  • Offer chronological support for a well-defined thesis statement
  • Tell a story with a beginning, middle, and an end
  • Make a point and present a series of events in an organized manner

Your submission should be an example of reflective writing, at least 500 words, and double-spaced with 12-point font and 1" margins

 

 

I need non-plagiarised and timely work. Need by 9:00 pm EST, Saturday, May 28th

 

 

In order to complete this assignment, refer to the Case Study titled “Two Entrepreneurial Titans – Mary Kay Ash and Anita Roddick” 

 

Based on the Case Study, write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1  Compare and contrast three (3) aspects of both Mary Kay Ash and Anita Roddick as managers and as leaders. Next, give your opinion as to who you believe is the better manager and leader. Justify your response.

2  Analyze the significance of Ash and Roddick’s achievements on women leadership during their respective eras. Next, give your opinion as to what you believe were each woman’s greatest accomplishments. Justify your response.

3  Analyze the following quote from Mary Kay Ash and suggest three (3) ways it is relevant to a successful business: "People are definitely a company's greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps." Provide support for your response.

4  Evaluate the importance of one (1) of the following quotes from Anita Roddick, and speculate about two (2) lessons managers can learn from it:

1                    “For me, campaigning and good business is also about putting forward solutions, not just opposing destructive practices or human rights abuses."

2                    "If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito."

5  Examine both Ash’s and Roddick’s leadership styles. Next, select either Ash or Roddick, and specify whether or not you would emulate her style if you were in her position. Provide a rationale for your response.

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:

   Explain how women can prepare themselves to be leaders.

   Evaluate trends that shape the development of women leaders.

   Use technology and information resources to research issues in women leadership.

   Write clearly and concisely about women in leadership using proper writing mechanics.

 

 

 

Case Study 1: Two Entrepreneurial Titans – Mary Kay Ash and Anita Roddick

Arguably, no one embodies female entrepreneurship as fully as Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The initial catalyst for starting Mary Kay Cosmetics was Ash’s frustration with corporate life; when she was the National Director of Sales at World Gift Co., a direct sales company, she was passed over for promotion in favor of a male employee who she had trained. Dispirited, Ash quit World Gift and decided to take her personal savings of $5,000 to start Mary Kay Cosmetics. In 1963, she opened a storefront in Dallas, Texas, with her flagship product – a skin cream. (She had purchased the rights to it from the Heath family for $500.) Her motivation to become an entrepreneur was both personal and economic; she wanted to make money, be her own boss, not be limited by corporate politics, and create opportunities for other women. Within six to eight years, some women in the company earned over $100,000 per year. In 1964, the first annual Mary Kay convention was held in Dallas, where 200 women celebrated the company, its success, and their own. The company grew rapidly between 1974 and 1979; sales tripled and profits doubled.

Ash’s business concept was to offer skincare products through a direct sales force of independent “beauty consultants.” These sales consultants earned commissions from selling products. In 1981, direct selling was a $7.5 billion industry and was popular among women because they could work as much or as little as they wanted to. In the early days of the company, sales consultants sold the products through home beauty demonstrations. Today, in addition to product “parties” in the home, sales consultants sell through the Internet and in their workplaces, if they hold other jobs. The business model was very profitable because overhead cost were kept low (sales consultants worked from home and were not paid salaries). Mary Kay was known for her flamboyance and motivational strategies. Having spent 25 years in direct sales, she knew that recognition and rewards were important to salespeople. The annual Mary Kay conventions became legendary as a way to motivate and reward top saleswomen; pink Cadillacs, luxury vacations, and jewelry were awarded to top performers. In addition to motivating employees through these incentives, Ash provided career paths for women sales consultants. As women brought others into the company, they received higher commissions and could become eligible for higher-level jobs such as sales director, senior sales director, and national director.

Although Mary Kay Ash died in 2001, the company continues with her son at the helm. Today, it does business in 35 markets on five continents, and in 2008 had sales revenues of $2.6 billion. Much of its business is in emerging markets such as China (its second-largest market behind the US), Latin American countries, India, and Eastern Europe. Its product line has expanded greatly (make-up and toiletries have been added) and it now offers products for men such as face soap, shaving foam, and sunscreen. Manufacturing facilities are located in China and Dallas, and distribution centers are in many large cities in the US.

Like Mary Kay, Anita Roddick chose a product category she was familiar with – cosmetics and skincare. She founded The Body Shop, a company producing and retailing beauty products. The company was one of the first to focus on ethical sourcing of materials and fair trade with developing countries. It was also one of the first companies to prohibit animal testing of its products.

Roddick started a business with

    1. Describe the functions carried out by healthcare managers, and give an example of a task in each function.
    2. Explain why interpersonal skills are important in healthcare management.
    3. Why is the healthcare manager’s role in ensuring high performance so critical? Explain.
    4. What is the difference between leadership and management?
    5. Are leaders born, or are they trained? How has the history of leadership in the United States evolved to reflect this question?
    6. What are the leadership domains and competencies? Can you be a good leader and not have all the competencies listed in this model?

In order to receive full credit you must give complete and detailed answers for all the questions and cite a minimum of 2 references.  Follow APA guidelines. 

please read and review the microsoft word document attatched for intructions

Assignment 4: Mobile Devices and Self-Service e-Commerce

Due Week 10 and worth 260 points



Imagine that you have been hired by the startup e-Commerce company Sports R US to provide a convenient self-service solution for customers accessing sports products. The Web application would need to be available on mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, notebooks). The application also needs to work on multiple Web browsers (i.e.., Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and others to support self-service tasks. Sports- R-US has asked you to provide a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) guide for design and implementation of this service.



Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.



This assignment must address the following topics:

  • Information Gathering
  • Design Strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Implementation

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

1. Describe the following:

  1. Purpose and goals of a mobile self-service.
  2. Target segment (audience).
  3. Audience needs and wants.
  4. Resources necessary to achieve the desired outcome.
  5. Design of the Website for mobile devices
  6. Interfaces applicable to mobile devices.

2. Design each of the following using Microsoft Visio or any open source wire framing or mockup tool. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

  1. The Sports R US home page for a mobile device.
  2. The self-service Web page to review products and checkout using mobile devices.

3. Recommend one (1) prototype that could be created.

4. Determine the type of evaluation method to use in a Web design for the best user experience.

5. Provide key details of how the mobile self-service will be implemented on various mobile devices.

6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

7. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

  1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
  2. 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 is not included in the required page length.
  3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length

please review microsoft word document for instructions 

  1. What does “literacy development” and “literacy instruction” mean? What are some examples of early literacy experiences?
  2. What is the connection between speaking, listening, reading and writing? What are some of the principles that effective educators can use to help support these skills?
  3. How does the meaning-based approach differ from the skills-based approach? How can a balanced approach blend elements from both?
  4. According to the video you viewed, what are some examples of a print rich environment?