I’m working on a finance project and need support to help me learn.
the team investment project?at the end of page5 in outline?is separated into 2 parts, the first is the industry analysis we’ve completed, and the second one, which we should do now, is to choose a company within the industry and prepare a report for its individual investors.
The industry we chose is Internet Retailing, and the company for this report is decided to be AMAZON, so we need to analyze its stock. We are required to integrate some knowledge learnt in the course (the valuation method), we will provide you with the lecture notes as soon as possible
Also, when using some external resource, please consider those available to students (Statista, SEDAR, EDGAR, Yahoo finance)
Here is the part of outline :
The second part of the project will involve choosing a company within the industry chosen for the firstpart and prepare a report for individual investors on the companys prospects, including arecommendation as to the whether the stock is a buy, sell or hold; the type of portfolio for which it isappropriate (income, growth, value, speculative, etc); and the investment horizon of the investor forwhom it is recommended (day-trader, short-term (up to one year), medium-term (up to five years) or longterm (forever if your client is Warren Buffett)). In this part you should consider the quality of themanagement team (e.g look at its track record in creating value for investors), You should also look atrecent years financial data for the company. These can be obtained for the companies annual reports, 10-K reports, etc (look at the SEDAR website for Canadian companies and the EDGAR website for UScompanies). The various sources of information you consult can then be used to make forecasts about thecompanys future prospects and arrive at an estimate of the value of the companys common stock (usingvaluation tools introduced in the course; you should consider multiple (at least two) valuation methods).Your consensus estimate (or, more likely, range of estimates) should then be compared with the currentprice (the current price should be the closing stock price on any date between November 15 andDecember 15; identify the date chosen in your report) in order to arrive at your recommendation. Thecompany report (15 pages approx with supporting analysis, tables, figures, etc) is due Wednesday,December 16 at 5:00 pm. Once again, all written material must be your own original work. Evidence ofcopying from other sources (eg cut and paste of commercial stock reports) will result in a grade of zero onthe assignment. Charts and tables from other sources can be included in the appendix providing the sourceis acknowledged. All material referenced should be cited in a bibliography.