BUS 591 Week 5 Assignment: Financial Reporting and the SEC

BUS 591 Week 5 Assignment: Financial Reporting and the SEC

In an eight- to ten-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) research and discuss the SEC’s company filings requirements. In your paper:

  • Describe how investors can use the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) EDGAR database to quickly research a company’s financial information filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.
  • Identify the differences between the Annual Report send to shareholders and the Annual Report on Form 10-K, which must be filed with the SEC.
  • Describe the contents of:
    • Form 10-K SEC filings
    • Management Discussion and Analysis
    • Auditors’ Report
    • Selected Financial Data
  • Discuss how the SEC”s requirement for domestic and foreign companies using US GAAP to provide their financial statements in the XBRL format can improve financial reporting?
  • Most publicly traded companies are examined by numerous analysts. Find analysts’ ratings about a company of your choice by visiting biz.yahoo.com/I.  Provide a comparison over time and across companies in the same industry by answering the following questions:
    • How many analysts rated the company?
    • What percentage rated it a strong buy?
    • What was the average rating for the week?
    • Did the average rating improve or decline relative to the previous week?

Course: BUS 591 Financial Accounting & Analysis
University: Ashford University

  • : 09/07/2017
  • : 60