Your task in this first part of the assignment is to select a publicly traded company that is listed in Australia, or in the U.S. During this semester, you will perform several analyses on this company. In order to be able to do these analyses, there is a number of selection criteria for your company:
• The company has outstanding bonds, as well as shares.
• The firm’s shares have been paying dividends for at least 5 years.
Information on listed companies and traded securities is available on public investing websites,
such as investing.com, or Yahoo Finance. To find out whether a company that you are
interested in has bonds outstanding, type the name of your company in the search bar on
investing.com, and a dropdown menu will appear showing all outstanding securities of this
firm (there should be equity as well as bonds). To find out whether a company that you are
interested in has been paying dividends, select the stock of your company on Yahoo Finance ,
and go to Historical Data, and select Show: Dividends Only. (Hint: dividend paying firms
with bonds outstanding are often mature, well-established firms.) Once you have found a
company of interest that fulfils all selection criteria, provide an overview of the company
details, listing your company’s name, name of stock exchange on which the firm’s stock is listed, it’s ticker symbol, an overview of the firms outstanding bonds, including coupon rates
and maturity dates, and provide a brief (one short paragraph) description of the company’s