BU113: Critical Thinking and Communication in Business

Homework Assignment to prepare for the Finance Application Assignment

You may work with a partner to prepare the research and financial analysis, but you must write the memo individually.

  1. Access Value Line on the library's Web page for BU113 Company Financials and click on "Industry Screens"In Value Line, select an industry and within that industry select two publicly traded U.S. companies. Find your two comparable companies. 
    NOTE: The companies must meet the following requirements:

    You may identify 2 companies from this list and get information by clicking on their names. 
    An alternate source for a list of major industries is Yahoo's Industry Index at http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/ind_index.html.

  2. Find your two comparable companies on Value Line. Type in the name of your company. Confirm that the companies are listed on a U.S. stock exchange (NYSE--New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ) and note the "Ticker Symbol"--you will need this later.
  3. Download or copy the pages from Value Line for both companies..
  4. For each company, get the Balance Sheet and Income Statement for the latest year.  These can be found under Financials on the company's site in Yahoo!Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/) or in the company's Annual Report (also called 10-K) on either the company's Web site, or under the SEC filings on the Yahoo!Finance site, or another source.  Make sure you get the annual (not quarterly) financial statements.

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