The Legend Of The Polo Empire

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Financial managers have a job to provide clients with stock investments and portfolios that are diverse and successful. In order to provide this service they must be aware of the following:
• Understand the trends
• Background of the company
• Financial statements
• Competitors Clients hire financial managers to gain sound advice on whether to invest in a particular company. They want to know they want to make sure the company is safe, stable and a prosper future. It will be my job as the financial manager to research the various investment opportunities available for my client to invest in. Ralph Lauren (RL), a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange has been selected as the company for my client to
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Lauren began designing and selling clothes for women in the 1970s, which caused sales exceed $10 million. (Pendergast, 2004) As many fashion trends have come and gone, Ralph Lauren is still standing. There aren’t that many clothing brands that have the longevity of RL. The company offers top luxury products as well as products for the fashion-conscious crowd. Mr. Ralph Lauren has been instrumental to the company 's success. The Lauren family owns approximately 83 percent of the voting power of the outstanding common stock. Ralph Lauren Corp designs, markets, and distributes men 's, women 's and children 's apparel, accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings. Its segments include Wholesale, Retail, and Licensing. The Company 's brand names, which include Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Black Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Ralph Lauren Children’s wear, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world 's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. ( RL’s stock has risen 385% since its IPO in 1987, with an average annual compounded return of 9.7%. Whereas for the same period, the S&P 500 index increased a total of 119 percent for an average annual compounded return of 4.8 percent.

II. Justify reason stock was selected. The RL stock was
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