Business finance

Problem 1:
Choose a publicly traded company from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The
company must have provided at least 4 years of dividend payments information on the ASX
website.
Provide the following information of your chosen company. 02 Marks
Company Name:
Stock Ticker Symbol:
Stock Information:
Most recent price
Market capitalization
Daily volume
Number of ordinary
securities published
on ASX
Most recent dividend
Annual dividend yield
P/E ratio
EPS
Company Description:
How to solve this problem?
Choose a company from the link bellow.
https://www.asx.com.au/asx/research/listedCompanies.do
Click on the Key statistics and check if the company paid dividend for the last 4 years. If you
see no dividend history available then do not choose that company. Look for another
company with 4 years of dividend payment record.

Problem 2:
Read the most recent announcements of the company and explain the information content of
the announcement and (if any) related risk for the company. 04 Marks
Announcement date and Headline
Interpret the announcement: Good or bad
news
Is the announcement related to systematic
risk or unsystematic risk? Explain
Did the share price move up on good news and
down on bad news or was the pattern mixed?
(Check the share price the dates just before
and after the announcement date and check
the pattern). Why price movement might
occur?
How to solve this problem?
Check the most recent announcement of the company from ASX website (announcement
section).

Problem 3:
Calculate dividends growth rate and the return on share investment. 04 Marks
Dividends Growth Rates {(D1 – D0)/D0} Annual rate of return using Gordon Model
(P0 = D1/r-g)
2020 (D4)
2019 (D3)
2018 (D2)
2017 (D1)
2016 (D0
For stock price information (P0) check yahoo finance. You can do this section along with
question number 4

.
Problem 4:
Find the beta of the stock for the 4 years period (download weekly price information) and
write a summary on your analysis indicating the stock price trend during the analysis period.
10 Marks
How to solve this problem?
Steps in downloading stock price from https://au.finance.yahoo.com/
a. Type the name of your chosen company in yahoo finance search option
b. Click on the historical data
c. Choose time for 4 years data (for example 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2020) period.
d. Show: historical price, Frequency: Weekly
e. Download the excel spread sheet and save it.
f. Keep date and Adj closing price columns and delete open, high, low and volume
columns.
g. Now go back to yahoo finance home page and click on the ASX 200 stock index. Then
click on the historical data and collect data for the same 4 years period weekly data
for the ASX 200 index.
h. Download the ASX 200 index data and only choose Adj closing price. Copy Adj closing
price and past it next to your chosen company’s stock price. Follow the above two
videos to collect data for your chosen company and ASX 200 index.



i. Then compute returns (returnt = (Pt – Pt-1)/Pt-1 ) of the chosen stock and ASX 200
index for 4 years (weekly data) period.
Your chosen company
(1 July 2016 – 30 June
2020)
ASX 200
(1 July 2016 – 30
June 2020)
Return (most
recent period)
Mean (average
returns)
Variance
Standard
Deviation
*Slope (Beta)
*Slope = covariance (returns of X company, returns of ASX 200)/ variance of ASX
returns. You can either type (=slope (return of X, Returns of ASX 200) in excel or the
above slope formula.
J. Now calculate beta by regressing the share’s returns on the returns to the index
chosen. Report both excel results and regression result with beta. Your calculated slope
and beta will be exactly the same. Copy the regression table from the excel sheet and
paste it on your assignment word file. For regression analysis, you have to use the
analysis tool pack available in excel.

Problem 5:
Discuss (if any) the impact of COVID 19 on the last 6 months (January 2020 to June 2020)
stock price movement of your chosen company. 05 Marks
How to solve this problem?
Repeat the procedure of problem 4 for the 6 months period only and then explain your
analysis. You may compare the beta of 4 years period with the beta of 6 months period.
You may also include the company specific factors (sales, export, production, supply chain
etc) that has been impacted by COVID 19 and their related impact on stock price
performance.

Problem 6:
Now prepare the presentation of your assignment on a power point file with audio
recording (maximum 5 minutes). 05 marks
How to solve this problem
Explain the result of problem 4 and 5 on power point slides (2 to 3 slides) and record your
audio on power point. Now upload the recorded power point file to student media upload
on Learnline.
Check the link for adding audio on your power point slides
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/video-add-and-record-audio-eeac1757-
5f20-4379-95f2-0d0cd151d5b8
You are required to submit assignment files (word file, excel file and PowerPoint with
audit)).
Strategies for finishing the assignment ontime:
1. Choose a company following the selection criteria. Once you have selected a
company, declare the company name in the FIN 510/FIN 205 forum with your
student ID (in the forum write student ID and name of your selected company) so
that other students do not select the same company. Before choosing a company
check the FIN 510/ FIN 205 assignment forum whether your chosen company has
been selected by others.
2. Read about the company from ASX and company’s website.
3. Complete assignment questions step by step and check if you are in right direction
according the requirements of the questions. Make sure you practice excel while
doing this assignment.
4. Finalize word file (12 font, calibri (body), line spacing single).
5. Finalize excel file with regression results. Upload both the excel file and the
assignment file via assignment submission point. (Please keep a copy of yours excel
sheet as a future reference. I might ask you to send me a copy of yours excel file).
6. Proof read your assignment prior to the submission.
7. Submit the assignment prior to the submission deadline. Make sure you have
submitted the assignment on time, as there will be penalty for late submission.
8. Attend or listen to the recorded session on how to prepare your assignment.

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