Is an initial public offering an example of a primary or secondary market transaction? Explain?

Suppose you were a member of Company X s board of directors and chairperson of the company s compensation committee. What factors should you committee consider when setting the CEO s compensation? Should the compensation consist of a dollar salary, stock options that depend on the firm s performance, or a mix of the two?

How does a cost efficient capital market help reduce the prices of goods and services?

Should stockholder wealth maximization be thought of as a long term or short term goal? For example, if one action increases a firm s stock price from a current level of $20 to $25 in 6months and then to $30 in 5 years but another action keeps the stock at $20 for several years but

What are some actions that stockholders can take to ensure that management s and stockholders interests are aligned?

Edmund Enterprises recently made a large investment to upgrade its technology. While these improvements won t have much effect on performance in the short run, they are expected to reduce future costs significantly. What effect will this investment have on Edmund Enterprises earnings per share this year? What effect might this investment has on the

If a company s board of directors wants management to maximize shareholder wealth, should the CEO s compensation be set as a fixed dollar amount, or should the compensation depend on how well the firm performs? If it is to be based on performance, how should performance be measured? Would it be easier to measure

What are the four forms of business organization? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Suppose three honest individuals gave you their estimates of Stock X s intrinsic value. One person is your current roommate, the second person is a professional security analyst with an excellent reputation on Wall Street, and the third person is Compan X s CFO. If the three estimates are different, in which one would you

Describe what is meant by a genogram. Explain the positive and negative roles that rules can play in the family system. Marriage and family therapy is very new and yet growing very fast. Why do you think that is? What dysfunctions can you identify in your work place family ? How are they affecting you?

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