The aim of this assignment is to elaborate a report describing stock market price evolution of two publicly traded companies. Prepare a business report that will answer the assessment questions and that should be supported with all the necessary analysis (plots, tables etc.). Please follow the order of questions and provide a clear answer to each of them, attach an excel file with all the calculations conducted. Please notice that the excel file alone will not be evaluated as the assessment should be elaborated using the standard business report format.

The aim of this assignment is to elaborate a report describing stock market price evolution of two publicly traded companies.

Choose two well-known companies listed on the New York stock exchange (or any other stock exchange).

You will need to convert stock prices into returns as than the analysis for two companies will make sense – the easiest way to calculate the daily return is to take:

(closing price of day t – closing price of day (t-1) the previous day) / closing price of day (t-1) the previous day

Example – from the table at the end of the document: JP Morgan closing price on 30/10/2020 was \$96.77 and the closing price on 29/10/2020 was \$97.17 therefore the daily return on that day was:

(96.77 – 97.17) / 97.17 = -0.00412 or -0.41%

Compute all the return in % terms. In such way you will generate the time series of daily returns for these two companies. Please check if the data span is of the same length (important!).

Now please prepare a business report that should be supported with all the necessary analysis (plots, tables etc.). The excel file must be submitted as well however will not be graded independently as all the solutions and comments must be presented in the business report.

The Business report should be a professional document that contains the following points/answers to the questions:
Company description and price evolution (30 points):

1. Describe briefly both companies – industry, product, market position (20 points)
2. Present the graph of both the daily price evolution and daily returns – comment on the price changes and the daily returns. Do you observe any extreme changes? What would be an explanation for them (please support any facts that can support your answer) (10 points)

Statistical analysis (70 points):

Please prepare the measures of the central tendency, dispersion and association of variables and based on this answer the following questions:

3. What is the mean stock price return for both companies? What is the meaning of the number you have obtained? Please compare the results obtained for both companies (10 points)
4. What is the median stock price return for both companies? What is the meaning of the number you have obtained? Please compare the results obtained for both companies (10 points)

5. Construct a frequency distribution of your choice (the intervals should be chosen by you for showing the distribution of the data in the best way) and percent frequency distribution of the stock price return for the indicated period for both companies. Evaluate the results and compare. (10 points)

6. What is the most frequent stock price return range you observe for each company? Evaluate the results and compare (10 points)
7. What is the variance and the standard deviation of the stock price returns for the indicated period for both companies? Evaluate the results and compare. What can we say about the volatility of the stock price returns for these two companies (10 points).

8. Please think about the relationship between the stock prices (or stock price returns) of both companies. Would you expect the correlation between these two companies to be positive / negative? Strong or weak? Please calculate the correlation coefficient. What is the meaning of the results you have obtained? Is that what you have expected? (10 points).
9. If you should take a decision about the investment in any of these two companies what would be your decision? Justify your answer (10 points).

Appendix

In finance.yahoo.com select a company and click on ‘Historical Data’. You can customize the time period and then click on ‘Download’.

1. Other details:

-Font size 12

-Double-spaced

-Number of words: there is no a minimum required
-All refencing and citations require Harvard referencing style.

## Artificial Intelligence Research Paper and Presentation

Artificial Intelligence Research Paper and Presentation

Find 8 to 10 Research Papers to create the State of the Art Work on the topics you learned in this course to complete your final submission.

Complete final paper with “Introduction, Start of the Art Work, Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Business, Conclusion”, that encompasses your learning on the given topics:

Throughout the course, you will be studied a variety of Artificial Intelligence topics that are relevant in enterprise settings. Some of you are students exclusively while others of you work in corporate America. Regardless of your situation, the advances of Artificial Intelligence is disrupting the way people work, live, and learn. The goal of this research assignment is to conduct a deep-dive analysis on one of the following topic areas. When conducting your research, you need to identify how Artificial Intelligence in business is a disruptor to the specific topic area selected. Topic:

Research Topics on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The final paper includes an exhaustive research study using the outline below to substantially support your findings. Using the following paper structure format:

• You are to write a 10-12 page research paper.
• The paper should be, double-spaced following APA format using a Times New Roman 10 to 12-point font.
• Page counts do NOT include cover pages, references, or abstract.
• Treat this as if you had an opportunity to publish in a peer-reviewed business or technology journal.

The paper structure should be as follows:

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Problem Statement
4. Research Analysis
5. General Findings
6. Strength Identification relative to disruption
7. Weakness Identification relative to disruption
8. Why is this an opportunity?
9. Why is it a threat?
10. How does this disruption solve problem X?
11. Further areas of research to consider
12. Conclusion
13. References

You are to create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation based on the Final Research paper you’ve created. Treat this as an executive overview/synopsis. Use the same outline presented in the paper to guide your PowerPoint.

• Keep your content focused! Simple, concise facts on the presentation.
• The presentation must be attractive and business savvy.
• Make sure you present your content without any spelling or grammatical errors. Also, cite where appropriate.

https://youtu.be/6bSOAl1i8bw

## Week 5 – Critical Thinking Assignment

Week 5 – Critical Thinking Assignment

Demonstrate designing and managing service processes, crafting the service environment via case study analysis (SL05, CO3).

Go to The Accra Beach Hotel: Block Booking of Capacity During a Peak Period case:

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/suppl/10.1142/y0024/suppl_file/y0024_Case07_free.pdf

Answer the 4 questions at the end of the case,

Write a minimum of 2 pages, use APA 7 Format and list all your references.

## Course Library assignment

Course Library assignment

prepare a paper of at least 400 words in toital the document has to be in APA style. answer all these questions.

• Why does the United States still use the English system?
• When was the last attempt to officially move to the metric system?
• Does the use of English measurement units put U.S. companies at a disadvantage when competing on international contracts?
• How has software solved the challenge?
• Give examples of engineering software that resolves this challenge.

## Discussion

Discussion

For this assignment, you will need to consider the hiring practices of Abercrombie & Fitch and Hooters. These companies have faced controversy and court cases based on the hiring and not hiring of certain employees. This is a direct reflection of each company’s strategic workforce planning process. First, search court cases relating to these two companies to gain an understanding of the court cases. Discuss the outcomes of each court case. Then, reflect if each company used the proper strategy in hiring taking into consideration discrimination. Next, identify a company in which the strategic workforce planning process helped make the company stronger. Be specific as to why you selected the company from a strategic workforce planning perspective and how the strategy has enhanced the company.

In The Strategic Workforce Planning Process paper,

• Identify at least two court cases (one of each) relating to Abercrombie & Fitch and Hooters.
• Discuss the outcomes of each court case.
• Reflect on each company’s strategic workforce planning.
• Identify a company in which the strategic workforce planning process strengthened the company, giving supporting facts and rationale.

The Strategic Workforce Planning Process paper

Carefully review the Grading Rubric Links to an external site.for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

## Artificial Intelligence Research Paper and Presentation

Artificial Intelligence Research Paper and Presentation

Find 8 to 10 Research Papers to create the State of the Art Work on the topics you learned in this course to complete your final submission.

Complete final paper with “Introduction, Start of the Art Work, Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Business, Conclusion”, that encompasses your learning on the given topics:

Throughout the course, you will be studied a variety of Artificial Intelligence topics that are relevant in enterprise settings. Some of you are students exclusively while others of you work in corporate America. Regardless of your situation, the advances of Artificial Intelligence is disrupting the way people work, live, and learn. The goal of this research assignment is to conduct a deep-dive analysis on one of the following topic areas. When conducting your research, you need to identify how Artificial Intelligence in business is a disruptor to the specific topic area selected. Topic:

Research Topics on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The final paper includes an exhaustive research study using the outline below to substantially support your findings. Using the following paper structure format:

• You are to write a 10-12 page research paper.
• The paper should be, double-spaced following APA format using a Times New Roman 10 to 12-point font.
• Page counts do NOT include cover pages, references, or abstract.
• Treat this as if you had an opportunity to publish in a peer-reviewed business or technology journal.

The paper structure should be as follows:

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Problem Statement
4. Research Analysis
5. General Findings
6. Strength Identification relative to disruption
7. Weakness Identification relative to disruption
8. Why is this an opportunity?
9. Why is it a threat?
10. How does this disruption solve problem X?
11. Further areas of research to consider
12. Conclusion
13. References

You are to create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation based on the Final Research paper you’ve created. Treat this as an executive overview/synopsis. Use the same outline presented in the paper to guide your PowerPoint.

• Keep your content focused! Simple, concise facts on the presentation.
• The presentation must be attractive and business savvy.
• Make sure you present your content without any spelling or grammatical errors. Also, cite where appropriate.

https://youtu.be/6bSOAl1i8bw

## Question

Question

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

Beefsteak is a fast-casual restaurant concept from acclaimed Chef José Andrés that focuses on the “unsung power of vegetables” (Beefsteak Company Background Packet, n.d., page 7). José Andrés is a world-renowned chef and owner of a number of restaurants. He was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with disaster relief through his nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen. Andrés’s mission is to change the world through the power of food.

For this assignment, you will be developing a recruiting and a selection strategy for Beefsteak to include both managerial and staff positions. You will want to think through the three sequential stages of recruiting found in Chapter 11 of the course textbook:

1. Sourcing: process of generating a pool of applicants
2. Assessing: evaluation of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and other characteristics necessary to perform a job
3. Employing: process of moving the desired candidate into employment

First, consider and discuss the importance of Beefsteak having a positive organizational image and brand, and the impact on recruitment. Take into consideration the importance of recruiting for diversity. Next, you will need to develop a selection process, starting with the application, recommendations, employment testing, past experience, drug screening, computer-based screening, and interviewing. Be sure to consider both managerial and staffing positions for both the recruiting and selection strategies.

• Analyze Beefsteak’s company profile and business model.
• Construct a recruiting strategy using the three sequential stages.
• Discuss the benefits of diversity in recruiting, Beefsteak’s brand, contemporary human capital topics, and predictive analysis.
• Create a selection strategy for both managerial and staff positions.

The Beefsteak: Reinforcing Culture Through Human Capital Development Case Study—Recruiting and Selecting paper

Carefully review the Grading Rubric Links to an external site.for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

## Week 6-Nov 21st to Nob 27Th Stock market Analysis and Portfolio Analysis

Week 6-Nov 21st to Nob 27Th Stock market Analysis and Portfolio Analysis

At the end of each week from week 1 to week 6 (by Sunday at Midnight CST), you are expected to provide a discussion of why the stock market behaved as it did during the week(Nov 21st to Nov 27thth 2022)  and how your StockTrak portfolio performed under these market conditions. For each entry, you can write it like a two-part (paragraph) blog post: part one why the stock market behaved as it did during the week; and part two how your portfolio performed under these market conditions.

Stoc Trak: Its a play trading tool where you buy stocks funds with Dummy Money.Intially each student will be given 1000000\$ and need to trade weekly until the end of the semester.

My Portfolio This week:(Nov 21st to Nov 27thth 2022)

Please see attached document for My Portfolio This week.

Example: please see below example how one my classmate written on this assignment(How’s the market this week and how it effected his/her portfolio)-Please don’t copy paste but take it as reference

Example:

How did the stock market perform during the week?(November 21st to November 27Th)

Thanksgiving week made for a short week for the markets. Things were relatively quiet, however there were a few happenings to note. Lockdowns in China continue to cause concerns over supply issues for Apple, whose stock shares to decline. Initial results posted strong Thanksgiving and Black Friday retail sales, up over last year. Disney also had interesting news this week when they announced the return of CEO Bob Iger. Their stock prices responded favorably.  Next week will be an interesting one to watch as we head into a full first week of retail holiday sales.

The Dow closed up slightly at 1.57%, the S&P500 was down .09%, and Nasdaq closed down 1.90.

This week I made several foreign trades. While I did research to help decide which stocks to buy, I tended to purchase a lot of different automobile manufacturers. I knew these brands and it will be interesting to see how they perform in the different global markets.

My top performers this week were:

My shares of VIHDD, Vision Energy Corp were up 28.78%, MSOX, Advisorshares Trust – AdvisorShares MSOS 2x Daily ETF continue to perform well, up 26.38%, my shares of UDPIX, ULTRA DOW 30 PROFUND were up 18.41%, my shares of HON, Honeywell International also continue to make my top five, up 17.76%, and to top out my top five, my shares of SBUX, Starbucks are up 17.03%.

My worst performers of the week were:

My QRTEB, Qurate Retail Inc – Ordinary Shares – Series B shares are down 28.86%, my TNYA, Tenaya Therapeutics Inc shares are down 23.56%, my PFIX, Simplify Exchange Traded Funds – Simplify Interest shares are down 23.09%, my TSLA, Tesla Inc shares are down 11.76% and my CWCO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.are down 11,12%.

The companies in our group project are: SRCL, Stericycle shares are up 15.08%, WM, Waste Management is up 5.09% and RSG, Republic Services is up 4.36%.

This week I need to continue to make a few more adjustments in an attempt to finish strong!

CASE STUDY

TOMMY HILFIGER

1. Discuss the applicability of each international marketing orientation (as outlined in your text) to Hilfiger’s global operations

2. How might the global recession such as the one in 2008 impact Hilfiger’s global operations?

3. what are the major competitive advantages that Hilfiger has?

4. As CEO of Hilfiger, discuss the economic considerations, alteration costs and potential obstacles in international pricing that may impact Hilfiger.