# Assessment Investment 04: Purchasing Stocks – Option 1 Name: It's

```Assessment Investment 04: Purchasing Stocks – Option 1
Name:
It's time to invest some virtual money of your own! To begin, choose one of the companies below in which to invest.
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The Coca-Cola&reg; Company
IBM&reg; Corporation
McDonald's&reg; Corporation
Nike&reg; Inc.
Wal-Mart&reg; Stores, Inc.
The Walt Disney&reg; Company
Visit www.nyse.com and search for the company you chose.
Part I: Research
 Today’s date:
 Company Name:
 Ticker Symbol:
 The highest stock price for the previous 52 weeks:
 The lowest stock price for the previous 52 weeks:
 Annual dividend payment, if applicable:
 The return on the dividend:
 Price to earnings ratio:
 The number of shares trade:
 Highest stock price paid:
 Lowest stock price paid:
 Closing price:
 The change in price from the previous day’s closing:
Part II: Calculations
1. List the closing stock price for all five business days.
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 –
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Imagine you purchased 75 shares of this stock on Day 1 and sold all of those shares on day 3. What is the return on
Day 1
75 shares &times; price =
Day 3
75 shares &times; price =
Return on Investment = (Final value – Initial value) &divide; Initial Value
If you had sold all of the stock on Day 5 instead of Day 3, what is the difference between the return of your
Day 1
75 shares &times; price =
Day 5
75 shares &times; price =
Return on Investment = (Final value – Initial value) &divide; Initial Value
Difference on Returns = (Day 5 ROI – Day 3 ROI)
Part III: Analysis
Using the information found in your research and calculations, answer the following questions in complete sentences
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Is it better to sell the stock on Day 3 instead of Day 5? Why or why not?
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Ideally, when would you like to sell these shares? Day 3? Day 5? Or longer than 5 days? When developing your
response, consider the trend for the stock in the last 5 days and what could potentially happen in the days ahead.
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Would you advise others to invest in this company? Why or why not? Answer the following questions to help guide