Review the 1) dividends for the past three
years and 2) capital structure of the company you have been researching
for your SLP assignment. Then answer the following questions in a Word document
(except for the Excel portion specifically noted). The paper should be 2 pages
1.What has occurred with
your selected company’s dividend payout, dividend yield, and dividend per share
over the past three years? Do you have any explanations for what has
occurred? Also, has this company had any stock splits or stock repurchases
in recent years?
2.How does your selected
company’s dividend payout, dividend yield, and dividend per share compare with
other companies in its industry? Has the company’s dividend strategy been similar
to other companies in its industry?
3.Use Excel to plot your
selected company’s earnings and dividends over the past three years. Do you
notice any patterns? What dividend policies from the background readings best
match these patterns?
SLP Assignment Expectations
·Answer the assignment
·Stay focused on the
precise assignment questions. Do not go off on tangents or devote a lot of
space to summarizing general background materials.
problems, make sure to show your work and explain your steps.
·For short answer/short
essay questions, make sure to reference your sources of information with both a
bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 11-14 on in-text citations.
Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My
Resources” in the TLC Portal.