Choose an industrial company (not a financial institution or an insurance company) whose stock trades on the NYSE, the AMEX, or the OTC for which you can obtain the most recent Annual Report (2018s or 2017s if 2018s is not available). The annual reports of most of publicly traded companies are available online on the companys website. You can get the report by calling the companys office of investor relations. There are other sources for a free copy of companies annual report. Go online for this. Please make sure that it is an annual (as opposed to a quarterly) report. Since some reports are subject to availability, you may want to choose two or three different companies in the beginning.
Go online to http://finance.yahoo.com and locate the firm. Select and print out the Company Profile (should include a phone number that can be called to request an annual report), Key Statistics, and analyst opinion. Alternatively, you can get the Company Profile from different sources.
Additionally, search online to find at least two of the most recent articles concerning your firm. If you cannot locate at least two articles about the firm, choose another firm.
Using information from these sources, do the following (all written responses are to be typed, double spaced, and all charts should be generated by a spreadsheet program, such as MicroSoft Excel):
Write a 1-2 paragraph description of the company, defining its main line of business and listing all secondary lines of business and/or subsidiaries.
Write a 2-3 page summary of the recent articles concerning your firm.
Points will be deducted for not following thes