Amazon Major Report Based on My Assignment
In this project, your job is to become an expert on a publicly-traded company you choose. Your research will include fundamental and technical analysis, recent news releases, and analyst’s summaries.
It is important to understand that this project demands that you not only gather information, but synthesize and analyze it. Your data and analysis will be correlated to produce a buy, sell or sell short recommendation substantiated by your research.
Companies must be selected by Thursday, October 21. Students each choose a different company, first come first-served. Written reports must be submitted no later than Friday, December 10. The expected length is 15-20 pages (including charts), but not including fundamental support information which will be an Appendix. For example, if you included such things as balance sheets or earnings statements, these would be part of an appendix.
You may work alone, or with one or two partners. The maximum group size is three.
This project accounts for 25% of your final grade.
A recommended approach might include:
A brief overview of the company
a long paragraph at most
use three years’ worth of data to crunch all 17 ratios; show your work
comment on the ratios, and the trend over the three years
use a stock checker to compare to two other companies, most recent year only, nine ratios only; show your work
look at one year, six-month, 3-month charts for trends, patterns
for each chart, add a computer indicator; use a different one for each chart; focus on what they tell you now
use a summary of what analysts are saying on the street
highlight relevant and recent news, good or bad
ensure your recommendation is clear and supported by your evidence
Where to find balance sheets and income statements
Yahoo Finance or Google Finance provide financial statements for companies. However, they often group headings under categories and make it difficult to find some items you need for the ratios. I recommend you have a look at MarketWatch to find financial statements for your company.