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Select a major industrial or commercial company based in the United States, and listed on one of the major stock exchanges in the United States.

Each student should select a different company.

Avoid selecting an insurance company or a bank, as the financial ratios for these financial businesses are different.

Make sure that all the information required below is available before deciding on your company---you will want to choose a company for which you are comfortable that all the information required is readily available.

Use a Question/Answer format (formal paper NOT required)

* At top of document--indicate student name

* On a continuous page/sheet(s), create a heading for each of the following seventeen items

* answer the items in order, succinctly, in complete sentences as it relates to your company (don't develop what the concept means---just answer the question for your company.

* For any ratios provided---first calculate your own-- provide your approach for estimating- the equation, data inputs and product, indicate year for which data was taken. Optional: Do also provide a value found on a source to compare to your own---discuss any differences.

* Provide source for each answer under that answer

* The Biography should appear on the last page.

1. What is the name of the company? What is the industry sector?

2. What are the operating risks of the company?

3. What is the financial risk of the company (the LT debt to total capitalization ratio)?

4. Does the company have any preferred stock? (shares/book value/market price and value)

5. What is the capital structure of the company?: Short term portion of Long Term Debt, Long Term Debt, Preferred Stock (if any), and market value of Common Stock issued and outstanding? (Provide table with dollar value for each component, total, and percentage for each; sum par and apic for common and preferred; if there are multiple...