Financial Research Report On Financial Management

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Financial Research Report The primary objective of one’s role as financial manager is “stockholder wealth maximization (Brigham & Ehrhardt, 2014).” In today’s economy being an effective financial manager is no easy task. Therefore, possession of strong analytical skills, continued education, and a thorough understanding of the stock market and strategies used are essential in making informed investment decisions. This paper will provide a brief overview on stocks, publicly traded companies, and demonstrate the skills and techniques used by financial managers to select, analyze, and make recommendations for investment in a U.S. publicly-traded company. U.S. Publicly-Traded Corporations and Stock According to the Farlex Financial…show more content…
Another important factor to consider when identifying investment opportunities is the client’s beliefs in stock trading. There are many different stock trading theories (see Appendix B for theory types) and in today’s information age, they key is to distinguish which ideas the client believes to be valid. Lastly, it is important for the financial manager to evaluate the investment and consider the different risks that could affect the performance. There are four major risks to investment, these include market risk, default risk, inflation risk, and mortality risk (see Appendix C for definitions). For the purpose of this paper, it has been determined that the client profile is that of an aggressive investor whose ideals fall under the expectation theory. With this profile in mind, a potential opportunity for investment could be Stericycle. Stericycle Beginning as a medical waste management system, Stericycle (SRCL) got its start in 1989 at Lake Forest, Illinois after Congress passed the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988. Today, SRCL is the largest domestic provider of regulated medical waste management to large-quantity generators (such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies) and small-quantity generators (such as medical and dental offices). They offers services such as regulated waste management and compliance solutions and have expanded their services to include brand
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