Corporate Investing: A Case Study on Disney

Choose a stock from any company in any industry. Then visit Yahoo Finance at http://finance.yahoo.com/?u. Once there, enter the ticker symbol for your stock in the space provided so that you can be taken to pages where you will see a comprehensive set financial information- including the latest price- related to your company of choice. If you don't know your stock's symbol, click on "Symbol Lookup" to get the ticker symbol for your company. Once you see the financial pages, scroll down the page and observe the available information there.

1. What type of key financial information are available at the page you entered? Write 1 to 2 paragraphs describing what information can be obtained under each "hot link". In your write-up, make sure to click on the following "hot links" and describe what you saw:

Chart, Financials, Historical Prices, Industry, Insider, Profile, Reports, Research, and SEC Filings.

2. Aside from the key financial information, you will also see a set of accounting data. What is the significance of such data, if any at all, to the price of your stock? In answering this question, make sure you build upon what you learned in this unit about stock valuation.

3. Go back to the stock price, and based on your answer to the above question, attempt to see if you can justify the company's prevailing stock price reported on that page. What is your company's P/E ratio? What is the P/E ratio for its industry?

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Also on the left side of page we can find various links that lead to a detail analysis of the company and its financials.

Hot Link:
If we look at the chart we can find an interactive chart, basic chart and basic tech analysis. Under interactive chart we can find the stock price chart for 1 day to the maximum of 10 year showing the movement of the stock price and its volume. In the interactive chart we can slide the key to look at the 1 day, 5 day, and 10 day to max 10 year stock price movement. The basic chart shows monthly stock price movement and its volume. There is no option available in this link to slide the key to look at the various price movements but it has a link that can show the price movement. The basic tech ...