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Business  General Business
1.
Question :
The financial goal of a forprofit business is:
Student Answer:
profit maximization.
owner wealth maximization.
cash flow maximization.
utility maximization.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in the introduction to Chapter 1.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
2.
Question :
Suppose two investments produce the same expected cash flows. We would assign a higher value to the investment with:
Student Answer:
lower risk.
higher cash flow variability.
higher risk.
the highest possible cash flows under ideal conditions.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 1.1: Valuation.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
3.
Question :
Opportunity costs can vary over time and:
Student Answer:
are almost always close to 10%.
represent the highest possible return you can earn on an investment.
are always based on the interest rate offered on bank savings accounts.
set a return that other investments must equal or exceed to be attractive.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 1.1: Valuation.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
4.
Question :
Time is a factor when determining the value of a possible investment. As investors, all else being equal, we value investments:
Student Answer:
more the longer we have to wait for the payoff.
less the longer we have to wait for the payoff.
with predefined wait times for payoff.
regardless of time because a dollar is always a dollar.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 1.1: Valuation.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
5.
Question :
An investment, such as a bond, will have a higher expected return (or yield) if it:
Student Answer:
has a higher purchase price.
holds a higher rating, such as AAA or AA.
carries greater risk.
has been issued by a wellknown company.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 1.1: Valuation.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
6.
Question :
The value of an asset is based on four characteristics—cash flows, time, risk, and opportunity costs—but in many situations we can estimate an asset’s value by:
Student Answer:
ignoring risk, which simplifies the calculation.
assigning our personal value to the asset.
adding a risk premium to the current return on US government bonds.
looking at its market price.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 1.2: Markets.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
7.
Question :
Over the past 50 years, stocks listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) have:
Student Answer:
returned a very steady 12% per year.
never had a single year with a negative return.
never been overpriced or underpriced.
had annual returns ranging from negative 30% to over positive 30%.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 1.2: Markets.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
8.
Question :
The accounting method you use in your checkbook is best described as:
Student Answer:
cash accounting.
accrual accounting.
deficit reduction.
balance sheet accounting.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 2.1: A Review of Accounting.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
9.
Question :
On the typical balance sheet, the righthand side shows:
Student Answer:
the book value of plant, property, and equipment.
the market value of liabilities.
the accounting value of liabilities and equity.
the market value of common stock
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 2.2: A Review of Financial Statements.
Points Received:
1 of 1
Comments:
10.
Question :
To arrive at a more accurate estimate of cash flow we would add depreciation expense to net income. The next step would be to:
Student Answer:
reduce our estimate by the increases in liabilities.
reduce our estimate by the decreases in assets
increase our estimate by the increases in liabilities.
do nothing more because we have an accurate estimate.
Instructor Explanation:
The answer can be found in Section 2.4: Translating Accounting Profits Into Cash Flows.
Points Received:
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The major written assignment for the course is a Project. The purpose of the Project is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of finance through the analysis of a mini case. From the Mini Case on page 32..

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Interest Rate Risk and Ratio Analysis
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Financial Forecasting
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Flotation Costs and Issue Size
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Breakeven Analysis
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Dividend Policies
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Leverage
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Weighted Average Cost
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Cost of Debt
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NPV, PI, and IRR
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This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions.
1. Question : Butler Corp paid a dividend of $3.50 per share. The dividend is expected to grow at a constant rate of 8%..

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Alternative Investments
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Bonds and Common Stock
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Annuity and Capital Asset Pricing
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This exam consists of 10 multiple choice and true/false questions.
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BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio AnalysisComplete Study Problem 4.10 on page 124 of the text and submit to instructor. In parts "a" and "b," clearly label the calculation of the req..

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Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis
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Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates
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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 Corporate Income Tax and Real Interest Rates (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 1 Assignment Ratio Analysis (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz (Ash Course)
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Annuity and Capital Asset Pr..

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Focus of the Final Paper
Evaluation of Corporate Performance
For the Final Paper, you will apply the concepts learned in class to an analysis of a company using data from its annual report. Using the concepts from this course, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the company...

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Applying Ratios to a Business. Access the Evaluating Business Performance: Small Business Case Studies video in your online course.
The video focuses on profitability, liquidity, efficiency, and stability of business. Given what you have learned about ratio analysis, choose one of the busines..

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Ratio Analysis. Using the Ashford University Library as a resource, find two articles that discuss financial ratio analysis. Identify two advantages and two disadvantages to using ratios in financial analysis. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center..

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BUS 401 Week 4 Quiz
Business  General Business
1.
Question :
Investors will make an investment if:
Student Answer:
the historical rate of return exceeds the expected rate of return.
the required rate of return exceeds the expected rate of return.
the expected rate..

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Cost of Capital. Corporations often use different costs of capital for different operating divisions. Using an example, calculate the weighted cost of capital (WACC). What are some potential issues in using varying techniques for cost of capital for different divisions? If the overall company wei..

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Interviewing Peter Lynch. Review the “Minimizing Risk” video segment, which is available through your online course.
In the video segment, you will watch an interview with two great investors of the twentieth century. Imagine you are Harry Reasoner, and you are allowed to ask Peter Lynch one ..

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Return on Investment: Education Funding. Develop a three to fourpage analysis, excluding the title page and reference page(s), on the projected return on investment for your college education and projected future employment. This analysis will consist of two parts.
First, explain how you ma..

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BUS 401 Week 3 Quiz
Business  General Business
1.
Question :
The appropriate cash flows for evaluating a corporate investment decision are:
Student Answer:
incremental additional cash flows.
marginal aftertax cash flows.
incremental aftertax cash flows.
inve..

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Capital Budgeting. View the Capital Budgeting video, which provides some factors that should be considered in capital budgeting considerations.
Imagine the producers of this video ask you to appear in the video to offer two additional considerations in capital budgeting decisions. One conside..

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Cash Flows From Working. It may surprise you that there are cash flows associated with holding a job. Using the examples provided in Chapter 6, construct a simple cash flow statement and payback calculation for when your job expenses will be covered for employment you currently have or have had i..

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Teaching Net Present Value (NPV) & Future Value (FV). Assignment Instructions: You have been asked by a manager in your organization to put together a training program explaining Net Present Value (NPV) and Future Value (FV) and how they are used to evaluate the price of stock.
Upon compl..

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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz
Business  General Business
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Question :
The longer we have to wait for a future amount to be received:
Student Answer:
the lower its present value will be.
the higher its present value will be.
Time does not affect present value, so it doesn’t ..

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BUS 401 Week 2 Quiz
Business  General Business
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Question :
The longer we have to wait for a future amount to be received:
Student Answer:
the lower its present value will be.
the higher its present value will be.
Time does not affect present value, so it doesn’t ..

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Investing in Bonds. Go to the Yahoo Finance Bonds Center.
Under: Features / BOND LOOKUP / Find Bonds by Name:
Type in the first letter of your last name.
Under “Type” Choose one of the “Corp” Bonds.
Assume interest rates for bonds today is 5% for an AAA rated bond. Calculate the p..

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Dreams Do Come True. Imagine that you have decided you need a new car, but not any car will do; you have decided to purchase the car of your dreams. Conduct some research as to the cost of this car. You have determined in this imagined scenario that you could afford to make a 10% down payment. Yo..

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BUS 401 Week 2 Journal Present and Future Values, and Expected Returns (New)
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BUS 401 Week 1 Quiz
Business  General Business
1.
Question :
The financial goal of a forprofit business is:
Student Answer:
profit maximization.
owner wealth maximization.
cash flow maximization.
utility maximization.
Instructor Explanation:
The answe..

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Financial Management Challenges and Ethics. Find at least two articles from the ProQuest database that highlight and discuss two of the biggest challenges facing financial managers today. One of the articles should be about the challenge of maintaining ethical financial integrity. The other artic..

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Financial Statements. View the Important Financial Documents video which looks at the fundamental financial documents every company needs; including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow. In your post, choose one of the financial statements and explain how a manager woul..

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The Role of Financial Management in a Firm. Summarize the role of management as it relates to finance in a corporation. In your post, address the following:
§ Indicate the various aspects of finance that management must understand.
§ Describe why a manager needs to understand the characte..

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BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 1 The Role of Financial Management in a Firm
BUS 401 Week 1 DQ 2 Financial Statements
BUS 401 Week 1 Financial Management Challenges and Ethics
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 1 Dreams Do Come True
BUS 401 Week 2 DQ 2 Investing in Bonds
BUS 401 Week 2 Journal Present and F..
