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Topic: Financial Markets and Corporate Investment Decision

Students submitting this assessment as a reassessment are required to make good their original submission acting on the formative and summative feedback provided by their tutors

Assessment Rationale

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of key theories and principles, with an understanding of their relationships to understand how a company can measure the impact and effect of market changes on the overall wealth of the company, and as a consequence the wealth of its shareholders.

Use appropriate clusters of principles, knowledge and techniques to make sense of how a company can assess the potential opportunities and threats that may arise as a consequence of such market changes, and reflect on the process of what has been learned?

Examine more complex situations and problems to analyse how a company can maximise its overall return whilst at the same time seeking to minimise any potential risk for shareholders and other stakeholders.

Coursework Brief:

Select a non-financial company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is one of the constituents of the FTSE 100 index.

  1. Chart the share price of your chosen company and the FTSE 100 index over a five year period and compare the return and risk of each.
    (15 Marks)
  2. Explain why an investor might not expect to be compensated for all of the risk implied by the standard deviation of returns to your chosen company. How is your answer related to the company beta from the Capital Asset Pricing Model?
    (25 Marks)
  3. Critically evaluate the capital structure of the selected company. This must include an examination of the different means by which the company finances its activities and the implications for shareholders (and holders of different forms of debt, where relevant). Your analysis must include (but need not be limited to) information from the most recent report and accounts of the company.
    (60 Marks)

The constituents of the FTSE 100 index might be found at the following link.
https://www.londonstockexchange.com/indices/ftse-100/constituents/table?lang=en )

Yahoo finance provides data and charts on the share prices of companies. The link to this may be found below.
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5EFTSE/components?p=%5EFTSE

Yahoo can also provide data on the FTSE over the same period
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5EFTSE?p=^FTSE

Answers should make reference to appropriate theories and concepts in explaining the data and choices that your company has made.  

Assessment criteria

These criteria are to be used for the assignment.
a: description of data 10
b: critical evaluation/review 40
c: academic support given to evaluation/review 20
d: conclusion based on evaluation/review 20
e: presentation and structure 10

70% and above mark:
The discussion provides an exceptional account of the returns, risk and capital structure of the company selected and illustrates competence and understanding together with creativity and originality. The discussion also arrives at a considered and balanced conclusion. Relevant influences/applicable theories and empirical works are explored with the debate providing both an analytical and critical exposition. The discussion shows comprehensive evidence of wide reading/research illustrated throughout the discussion, with relevant referencing to appropriate authority.

60% – 69% mark:
The discussion illustrates a thorough and competent understanding of the returns, risk and capital structure of the company selected. A competent analytical approach is taken in the debate, and selected theories/techniques/existing empirical results/methodologies are explored within the context of a balanced and well-presented discussion. There is also relevant referencing to appropriate authority, with the discussion containing no significant errors and/or omissions.

50% – 59% mark:
The discussion is mainly descriptive and lacks any critical insight. Identified influences related to the performance, risk and choices of the company selected are accepted with little criticism, and little or no attempt is made to provide a critique of applicable theories, techniques, and/or methodologies. Although relevant theories, techniques, and/or methodologies are discussed, illustrating some understanding of main issues, the debate is lacking in analysis and coverage. Reading and research whilst balanced and thorough is nonetheless limited.

40% – 49% mark:
The discussion of provides an adequate coverage of the material. However there is limited evidence of understanding. The essay is mainly descriptive with no critical comment provided. There is also little evidence of reading/research.

30% – 39% mark
The discussion fails to provide an adequate account of any of the aspects of the company selected. There is little evidence of understanding with little or no evidence of reading/research. Little attempt has been made to explore contemporary financial theory/issues within an empirical perspective.

Below 29%
The discussion fails to provide an adequate account of any of the aspects of the company selected. The discussion is unstructured and contains many grammatical errors. There is little evidence of understanding with little or no evidence of appropriate reading/research.

Notes for Students:

Instructions for completion and submission of written assignment

• The maximum word count is 3000 words. The School policy is +/- 10%]

• You must submit your assessment electronically on MyBeckett using the Turnitin icon;

• Words included in the bibliography are not included in the word count;

• You should only use Harvard referencing;

• Any websites referred to must be properly referenced;

Feedback:

Date generic feedback will be available: Within four weeks of the assessment period, subject to the date set for the release of results
How generic feedback will be returned to you: Posted on the module on MyBeckett.
Date provisional marks will be available: Within four weeks of the assessment period, subject to the date set for the release of results
How provisional marks will be returned to you: Posted on the module on MyBeckett.
Date individual feedback will available Following the Module Board and the return of all scripts from the External Examiner
How individual feedback will be returned to you: Feedback arrangements will be determined by the Module Leader.

Type of service: Academic Paper Writing
Type Of Assignment: Essay
Subject: Finance
Pages/words: 3/825
Number of Sources: 0
Academic level: Sophomore(college 2nd year)
Paper format: Harvard
Line Spacing: Double
Language Style: US English

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