ACC557-BYP13-3

ACC557-BYP13-3 - The mean recommendation for this week is...

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Exploring the Web BYP13-3 1 Exploring the Web BYP13-3 Melissa Lawson August 21, 2011 ACC 557009 Dr. Ana Machuca Strayer University
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Exploring the Web BYP13-3 2 Most publicly traded companies are analyzed by numerous analysts. These analysts often don’t agree about a company’s future prospects. In this exercise you will find analysts’ ratings about companies and make comparisons over time and across companies in the same industry. You will also see to what extent the analysts experienced “earnings surprises.” Earnings surprises can cause changes in stock prices. Company researched: Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) a) How many analysts rated the company? On Yahoo.com finance webpage, 28 analysts rated Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) b) What percentage rated it a strong buy? 5/28 (18%) rated it a strong buy. 13/28 (46%) rated it a hold. c) What was the average rating for the week? The mean recommendation for this week is 2.4. d) Did the average rating improve or decline relative to the previous week?
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Unformatted text preview: The mean recommendation for this week is 2.4, and the mean recommendation for last week was 2.4; therefore, there was no change. e) How do the analysts rank this company among all the companies in its industry? In comparing Urban Outfitters, Inc. to other companies in the apparel store industry, analysts have come up with the follow rankings: PE (price per earnings) ration 11/70 PEG (price/earnings to growth) ratio 26/70 Revenue growth 22/70 EPS (earnings per share) growth 40/70 Long-term growth rate 10/40 Return on equity 24/70 f) What was the amount of the earnings surprise percentage during the last quarter? The amount of earnings surprise during the last quarter was 9.40% Exploring the Web BYP13-3 3 Although stock ratings are generally an easy method to check the value of stocks and are objective analysis performed experienced analysts, the investor would be wise to use their sound judgment also. Exploring the Web BYP13-3 4...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2012 for the course ACC 557 taught by Professor Makkawi during the Fall '10 term at Strayer.

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