Electronic Data Gathering

Electronic Data Gathering

Use the EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) search tools on the US Securities and Exchange Commission website (https://openstax.org/l/50EDGAR) to locate the latest Form 10-K for a company you would like to analyze. Pick a company and write a paper that provides the following information:

  • The name and ticker symbol of the company you have chosen.
  • The URL to the company’s Form 10-K to allow accurate verification of your answers.
  • A description of two items from the company’s statement of cash flows:
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    • Present one familiar item that you expected to be reported on the statement, based on what you’ve learned about cash flows.
    • Explain why you expected the familiar item that was reported on the statement of cash flows.
    • One unfamiliar item that you did not expect to be on the statement of cash flows, based on what you’ve learned about cash flows.
    • Explain why you did not expect the unfamiliar item that was reported on the statement of cash flows.
    • Explain what you learned from the unfamiliar item on the statement of cash flows.
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  • Would you invest in the company based on the information from the statement of cash flow?
    • Provide detailed information to support your answer.

You will be assessed by providing the following information:

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  • company name
  • the ticker symbol of the company you have chosen
  • URL to the company’s Form 10-K to allow accurate verification of your answers
  • presentation and explanation of one familiar item, expected to be reported on the statement
  • presentation and explanation of one unfamiliar item not expected to be reported on the statement
  • explanation of whether or not to invest
  • organization and style of the essay (including APA formatting)

Compose your paper using Microsoft Word or a Word compatible word processor (LibreOffice, Google Docs, etc.).  Your paper must be 2 to 3 pages in length using 12 point, Times New Roman font, and include an introduction, body, and conclusion. You must also cite sources using APA format.

  • Use the EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system) search tools on the US Securities and Exchange Commission website (https://openstax.org/l/50EDGAR) to locate the latest Form 10-K for a company you would like to analyze. Pick a company and write a paper that provides the following information:
    • The name and ticker symbol of the company you have chosen.
    • The URL to the company’s Form 10-K to allow accurate verification of your answers.
    • A description of two items from the company’s statement of cash flows:
      • Present one familiar item that you expected to be reported on the statement, based on what you’ve learned about cash flows.
      • Explain why you expected the familiar item that was reported on the statement of cash flows.
      • One unfamiliar item that you did not expect to be on the statement of cash flows, based on what you’ve learned about cash flows.
      • Explain why you did not expect the unfamiliar item that was reported on the statement of cash flows.
      • Explain what you learned from the unfamiliar item on the statement of cash flows.
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    • Would you invest in the company based on the information from the statement of cash flow?
      • Provide detailed information to support your answer.

    You will be assessed by providing the following information:

    • company name
    • the ticker symbol of the company you have chosen
    • URL to the company’s Form 10-K to allow accurate verification of your answers
    • presentation and explanation of one familiar item, expected to be reported on the statement
    • presentation and explanation of one unfamiliar item not expected to be reported on the statement
    • explanation of whether or not to invest
    • organization and style of the essay (including APA formatting)

    Compose your paper using Microsoft Word or a Word compatible word processor (LibreOffice, Google Docs, etc.).  Your paper must be 2 to 3 pages in length using 12 point, Times New Roman font, and include an introduction, body, and conclusion. You must also cite sources using APA format.

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