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.
Access Value Line on
the library's Web page for BU113
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:
No financial institutions or
Not combined on the "Company
Pairs not Allowed" list
Must have positive net income for
Listed on a U.S. stock
exchange (New York Stock Exchange--NYSE--or NASDAQ).
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
- Find your two comparable companies on
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
- Download or copy the pages from Value Line
for both companies..
- 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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February 10, 2015