ACC 556 Assignment 1 APA 2-3 pages, 3 Academic Resources

Write a 2-3 page paper with (3) academic references in APA Format. Please include the (3) in-text citations as well. Please read the “Week 6 Assignment 1 Instructions”. Then view the “Week 6 Assignment 1 Rubric”. After doing that please open the document entitled “Week 6 Formatted APA Template”. The template is what you will use to structure this paper. Please view the “Week 6 Assignment 1 Rubric” to see how the professor will grade the assignment.
Attached documents: (1.) Week 6 Assignment 1 Instructions (2.) Week 6 Assignment 1 Rubric (3.) Week 6 Formatted APA Template
Assignment 1: Financial Analysis
Due Week 6 and worth 160 points
Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research one (1) publicly traded company and review its last annual report. Use an investor’s view to perform financial analysis and discuss various non-financial factors impacting investment decision.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. From an investor’s view, review the last annual report for chosen company. Use financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Include the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.
  2. From an investor’s views, discuss at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. These may include environmental responsibility (sustainability), corporate governance, etc. Explain the main reasons why these are important to an investor.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 160 Assignment 1: Financial Analysis
Criteria Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. From an investor’s view, review the last annual report for chosen company. Use financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Include the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.
 
Weight: 35%
Did not submit or incompletely used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Did not submit or incompletely included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors. Partially used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Partially included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors. Satisfactorily used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Satisfactorily included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors. Thoroughly used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Thoroughly included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.
2. From an investor’s views, discuss at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. These may include environmental responsibility (sustainability), corporate governance, etc. Explain the main reasons why these are important to an investor.
 
Weight: 30%
Did not submit or incompletely discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Did not submit or incompletely explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor. Partially discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Partially explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor. Satisfactorily discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Satisfactorily explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor. Thoroughly discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Thoroughly explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor.
3. 3 references
 
Weight: 7%
No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
4. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting
Weight: 7%
Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
5. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference section
Weight: 7%
Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section. In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format. In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.
6. Information Literacy/Integration of Sources
Weight: 7%
Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations. Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
 
Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
7. Clarity and Coherence of Writing
Weight: 7%
Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is somewhat confusing with not enough reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
 
 
 
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Question # 1From an investor’s view, review the last annual report for chosen company. Use financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Include the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.
Begin typing your answer to the first question in this section.  Remember, your first line is indented five spaces.  Follow this template and it will automatically format.  Remember, you do not double double space between paragraphs.  Also remember the four rules of a direct quote: 1) You cannot begin a sentence with a quote;  2) You cannot begin a paragraph with a quote; . 3) You cannot end a paragraph with a quote, and 4) You cannot have back to back quotes.
Question # 2 From an investor’s views, discuss at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. These may include environmental responsibility (sustainability), corporate governance, etc. Explain the main reasons why these are important to an investor.
Begin typing your answer to the second question in this section Remember, your first line is indented five spaces.  Follow this template and it will automatically format.  Remember, you do not double double space between paragraphs.
 
References
Utilize hanging indent for all references. For each entry in the list, the first line begins at the left margin and all following lines are indented five spaces.  To keep this format, simply place the cursor at the front of this line and paste or type your reference material.  Then press enter.  Remember to organize your references alphabetically.
Remember, the reference page should be alphabetized by first word of entry (author’s last name or  title, if no author). See page 19 of the APA Quick Reference Guide.
Remember to delete this line of text and any other template text (outlined in red)  before submitting your paper.