Essays Tagged: "stock price"

Luby's Cafeteria - Will changing the recipe improve performance? This brief case includes a SWOT analysis and recommendations for improving profit margins.

t the Midwestern, Southern and Southwestern US. Luby's is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange with no single organization owning more than 5.7 percent of its stock. Barry Parker, ... 7 percent of its stock. Barry Parker, who is the company's president/CEO, is dealing with a falling stock price and profit margins that have been considerably shrinking over the past few years. The fo ...

(4 pages) 185 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Cisco System's control over the computer networking market and the history of their development.

s no longer Microsoft. Last March, Microsoft temporarily surrendered that position, due to shifting stock prices, to another: Cisco Systems, which doesn't have any products you are likely to install o ... have any products you are likely to install on your desktop computer soon. Since then, Microsoft's stock has tumbled hard, and Cisco has solidified its leadership position even as its own stock has r ...

(8 pages) 283 1 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Economic Indicators

Economic IndicatorsStock Prices: Stock prices are very important to a company in that it shows how valuable the company ... to a company in that it shows how valuable the company is in the public eye. In essence, possessing stock is the same as owning part of a company. The rules of supply and demand apply in the stock mar ... ame as owning part of a company. The rules of supply and demand apply in the stock market. When the stock price of a company goes up, it means that people are paying more to buy it because the demand ...

(3 pages) 355 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Management restructuring and cost cutting efforts

s, including its fundamental economic performance, its reputation with customers and employees, its stock price, and its responsibility to society at large. That changed in the 1980s and 1990s. Academ ... s on share-holder value, all too often measured through the narrow prism of short-term movements in stock prices. This raises troubling questions as companies look to manage the next era of growth whi ...

(3 pages) 124 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co

g to gain a competitive advantage.BackgroundIn the wake of events of Black Monday, the October 1987 stock market crash, the growing anti-smoking sentiment and the highly publicized tobacco litigation ... g to take place; RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson was looking for a way to raise their languishing stock price. Even though profits and sales were up, he still wanted to share the benefits of the com ...

(9 pages) 239 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Case Study: Dell computer (1994)

on, at a 50 percent annual growth rate. Earnings per share increased by 62 percent per year. Dell's stock price increased by more than 17,000 percent in just more than eight years. In 1998, Dell's ret ... the company's returns grew disproportionately. Not only did Dell avoid carrying costs and obsolete stock, but it was also saving enormous amounts of money on purchasing components because the compone ...

(6 pages) 458 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Role of the Financial Manager

se. Under his/her auspices, the financial manager must determine which factors affect the company's stock price, and which choices will add value to the company, all the while ensuring that the compan ... cut costs (which, for illustration, we assume is with the intent of maximizing shareholder wealth), stock share price often increases, as the secondary market reacts to the news as an appropriate and ...

(3 pages) 143 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Environmental Analysis of McDonald's

network of franchisees, and has arranged to buy back franchises that cannot be sold. The company's stock price has plummeted in recent years, franchisees are unhappy with the marketing support--or la ... nts, and has managed to alienate key stakeholders, including its customers, its franchisees and its stockholders. The company is attempting to mend some of these relationships, but has yet to demonstr ...

(3 pages) 424 0 3.4 Jul/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Allstar: Marketing Planning and Implementation

urbulent eight years that saw a fragmentation of the market via multiple market entrants, Allstar's stock price has nearly tripled while extending the product line. Building upon the market leadership ... y.Initially, consumers rebelled against a price hike by Allround original, instigating a three term stock price drop after period one. Only by finally readjusting price and marketing tactics did the s ...

(13 pages) 113 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Financial Reporting and Analysis Macy's and May Company.

estment recommendations, there are a number of factors to be considered. A good reputation or a low stock price is not an adequate indicator of a stock's value or a company's future financial success. ... f acquisitions throughout the Midwest, the May Department Stores Company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1911. Continued acquisitions have led to the May Department Stores Company to own ...

(9 pages) 395 0 4.8 Jan/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

With reference to one country of the region, analyse 3 causes of the Great Depression and how two leaders attempted to fix the problem.

e causes of the Great Depression and then to compare and contrast the policies of Hover and FDR.The Stock Market Crash in October of 1929 is often cited as the beginning of the Great Depression, but d ... s the beginning of the Great Depression, but did it actually cause it? The answer is no. First, the stock price for a particular company merely reflects current information about the future income str ...

(4 pages) 31 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

Enron

In August of 2000, Enron's stock price hit its highest value of $90. It was at this point in time that Enron's executives, who ... Enron's executives, who possessed the inside information of the hidden losses, began to sell their stock. At the same time, the general public and Enron's investors were told to buy the stock, as the ... ere told to buy the stock, as the sky was the limit. Enron's executives told the investors that the stock would continue to climb until it reached possibly into the $130 to $140 range, while secretly ...

(2 pages) 52 0 2.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

International Marketing Adaptation Paper: Wal-Mart

Mart Travel", Wal-Mart believes that it has no choice but to expand rapidly abroad. Its culture and stock price are built on the expectation of double-digit sales and profit gains year after year. Ana ...

(3 pages) 167 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Future of Starbucks in SWOT and PEST anlalysis

North America and the Pacific Rim and was opening new ones at a rate of more than one per day. Its stock price increase nine fold. Schultz's biggest idea for Starbucks' future came two and half decad ... North America and the Pacific Rim and was opening new ones at a rate of more than one per day. Its stock price increase nine fold.The first Starbucks was opened in Seattle in 1971 by three partners-- ...

(30 pages) 1171 2 4.1 Oct/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Importance of Efficient Market Hypothesis

With EMH, stakeholders can determine the effectiveness of the appointed management by observing the stock price. "In major stock markets...a rational consensus will be reached as to the share prices w ... rmore, it makes more sense to have executives' compensation tied to the share price.In an efficient stock market, information disclosure is a key requirement. If the managements want the stock market ...

(1 pages) 86 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Gap Analysis: Global Communications

s fallen on hard times due to increased competition. In the past three years, Global Communications stock price has dropped more than 50 percent and is now trading at $28 per share. In an attempt to i ... ers that will be impacted by Global Communications decisions for expansion and cost reduction.•Stockholders - The stockholders have an interest in how Global Communications is going to address th ...

(5 pages) 372 0 4.5 Jun/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Problem Solution: Global Communications

s fallen on hard times due to increased competition. In the past three years, Global Communications stock price has dropped more than 50 percent and is now trading at $28 per share. In an attempt to i ... ers that will be impacted by Global Communications decisions for expansion and cost reduction.•Stockholders - The stockholders have an interest in how Global Communications is going to address th ...

(11 pages) 759 1 4.9 Jun/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Profit and Shareholder Wealth Comparison Paper

-to-book ratio= market capitalization/ shareholder’s equityMarket capitalization= total common stock shares* latest stock priceNet profit margin= (Net income/ Revenues)*100At close, on May 17, 20 ... latest stock priceNet profit margin= (Net income/ Revenues)*100At close, on May 17, 2007, GE’s stock price was $ 36.53. (Yahoo Finance.com, 2007)The table below is a table that uses all the data ...

(4 pages) 171 0 3.7 Jun/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

HIstory Report

and customer service problems sent many higher paying customers away. Since the debacle, the bank's stock price has risen by half. Now a significant element in the Chicago bank's plan to stabilize its ...

(1 pages) 304 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Financial Management

d. The following goals are just a few a company needs to pay close attention to: Maximize wealth of stockholder, Business Ethics, Reevaluate Finical Statements, Expansion of existing products or marke ... kets, Expansion of new products or markets and Safety and Environmental projects.Maximize Wealth of Stockholders: The managers of the company need to have the firm's common stock at the highest it can ...

(1 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers