Using the Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage database in the .liberty.edu/newlibrary/”>Liberty University Online Library, select a company that begins with the same letter of your last name (e.g. last name of Henderson could choose Hercules Offshore Inc.). To access the Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage database from the library’s home page, click on “Databases,” select the letter “S” under “Browse by Letter,” and scroll down to the link for Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. You can find the list of companies by first clicking on the “Companies” tab and then “Companies” under “S&P Indices” on the left. Click on the various tabs for your chosen company, paying particular attention to the vital statistics section. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing certain companies, please try the following: Find the company that you desire, click the “Home” tab at the top of the page, and then use “Simple Search” to access your company’s profile.
Describe the financial information found on your chosen company. For example, topics may include the industry conditions, the financial position of the company (relative to the industry and the company as a whole), the performance of the company – as evidenced by the financial ratios compared to industry standards and/or competitors, and the economic outlook of the company. Also, explain why you would or would not invest in this company based on the research you have done. Note that while your opinion is being asked, the use of 1st person must be avoided. Your thread must include at least 2 peer-reviewed references and be at least 400 words.
In the next module, reply to 2 other students original posts from Module/Week 3. The replies must each contain at least 2 peer-reviewed references and be at least 200 words. Citing and referencing the NetAdvantage website is acceptable for this discussion board; however, all citations within this website will count as 1 reference.