review9 - 1. SowhatisastockIshouldbuy(short)nowandwhy?

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1. So what is a stock I should buy (short) now and why? This is the “Pitch Me a Stock” portion of the IM interview.  BEFORE walking into an IM  interview you should: 1. 2. KNOW      these companies 1. Major ratios 2. Comparable companies 3. The competitive landscape of the industry in which these stocks reside (basically a  Porter’s 5 Forces exercise) 4. statement.  This will FORCE you to get to really know the company, its drivers,  major assumptions and greatest risks. 5. Know the opinion of the stock on the Street and how your opinion either agrees or  dissents with the consensus. 6. 7. Major news events in the sector. TIP:  If you pick a well-known, widely covered stock it will certainly be one on  which the interviewer has some sort of opinion even if he/her does not cover the  stock.  While this will certainly allow for a fluid discussion, it will ensure that you  have to be CONFIDENT in your knowledge of the stock.  Picking an obscure  stock is a way for you to show your explanatory powers and lessen the chances  that the interviewer knows everything there is to know about that stock.  However,  this might also work against you as the interviewer might lose interest in the story. REMEMBER: They are attempting to assess: 
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course MANEC 453 taught by Professor Jerrynelson during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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