profit and stock price

Discuss how stock options work and the difference between a put and a call. Are there any additional risks involved when trading options?

After doing research you expect profit and stock price to fall in the near future at The Purple Grape wine company because of bad weather during the grape growing season. How would you as an investor try to profit from this with options? Pick two of the four choices below and explain your reasoning.

  • Buy a call
  • Sell a call
  • Buy a put
  • Sell a put

external environment

CHAPTER 2: ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS – Answer any five(5) of the following seven (7) questions.

  1. Why is it important for a firm to study and understand the external environment?
  2. What are the differences between the general environment and the industry environment? Why are these differences important?
  3. What is the external environmental analysis process (four parts)? What does the firm want to learn when using this process
  4. What are the seven segments of the general environment? Explain the differences among them. Type your answer here
  5. How do the five forces of competition in an industry affect its profit potential? Explain.
  6. What is a strategic group? Of what value is knowledge of the firm’s strategic group in formulating that firm’s strategy? Type your answer here
  7. What is the importance of collecting and interpreting data and information about competitors? What practices should a firm use to gather competitor intelligence and why?

CHAPTER 3: ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS – Answer any six (6) of the following nine (9) questions.

  1. Why is it important for a firm to study and understand its internal organization?
  2. What is value? Why is it critical for the firm to create value? How does it do so?
  3. What is the external environmental analysis process (four parts)? What does the firm want to learn when using this process?
  4. What are capabilities? How do firms create capabilities?
  5. What four criteria must capabilities satisfy for them to become core competencies? Why is it important for firms to use these criteria to evaluate their capabilities’ value creating potential?
  6. What is value chain analysis? What does the firm gain by successfully using this tool?
  7. What is outsourcing? Why do firms outsource? Will outsourcing’s importance grow in the future? If so, why?
  8. How do firms identify internal strengths and weaknesses? Why is it vital that managers have a clear understanding of their firm’s strengths and weaknesses?
  9.  What are core rigidities? What does it mean to say that each core competence could become a core rigidity?

Marketing For Competitveness Assignment 2

For this Assignment, use  any outside appropriate resources to prepare a competitive analysis for an existing product and complete the following:

Imagine that you are asked to provide a presentation on an organization’s competitive advantage to the organization’s board. To choose an organization, you may select your own or one with which you are familiar.

Submit a PowerPoint presentation (9 slides excluding title and reference slides, consistent with APA guidelines) that examines the competitive advantage of your chosen organization. Include the following:

  • Describe the target market and apparent marketing mix of your chosen organization.
  • Conduct a five forces analysis for the selected organization.
  • Choose a competitor for the selected organization and conduct a five forces analysis for the chosen competitor.
  • Finally, evaluate which of the two organizations has the competitive advantage using your five forces analyses. Be sure to identify any leverage or advantages that your organization has in relation to the chosen competitor. Use facts from the two analyses to support your conclusion.

Be sure to use the Notes view in PowerPoint to provide your analysis, assessment, evidence, or examples relevant to each slide.

The Assignment: Barry Computer Company

 

Prepare a performance report on Barry Computer Company. (Problem 4-23 on pages 140-141 of the course text provides a balance sheet and an income statement for the company.)

  • Prepare your performance report to show calculations for the 14 ratios listed on page 141, as well as a comparison of your computed ratios with the listed industry averages.
  • Write a short memo to your supervisor explaining your findings and your recommendations for improvement.
  • Suggest some ways in which the company can plan to improve below industry average ratio performance.
  • Explain why your recommendations would be effective.
  • Be sure to list your computations in an appendix to your report.

General Guidance on Application Length:

The memo portion of this assignment will typically be 2 pages in length as a general expectation/estimate. You can show your calculations of financial ratios in a supplemental appendix to your memo.

APA format

Frankenstein Application Essay

The Frankenstein Application Essay For this assignment you will write your Frankenstein1 application essay. You are required to submit only your final draft for this assignment though we encourage all students to take advantage of the additional feedback a draft can provide. Use grader feedback, along with the course lessons and your own ideas, to revise your optional draft prior to submitting the required final copy. Literary works like Frankenstein explore the ″human condition″ or experiences that humans encounter. The study guides for Frankenstein offer several ″Real Life Considerations″ meant to help you critically analyze the applications of the work′s themes in today′s world. Now, you will choose one of these topics and explore it using secondary resources to learn more about the novel and its relevant social topics. You might find information about social issues in familiar sources such as magazines, newspapers, or social science journals. Make sure your sources are credible – you do not want a random website or an encyclopedic website such as Wikipedia.2 Your sources will preferably by scholarly ones. Here are some ideas of paces where you might find appropriate sources for this assignment: •Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/ •Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/ (note that this is different from regular Google) •Microsoft Academic Search: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ •Cornell University′s arXiv (open access sources in math, biology, physics, and other fields): http://arxiv.org/ •Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE): https://www.base-search.net/ •Your local library Your thesis statement and paper must address both the literary qualities and the social issues as you evaluate the novel, Frankenstein. However, keep in mind, your essay does not have to answer ALL of the questions listed under each topic. Only answer the questions you feel are the most relevant to the thesis statement you choose. Develop your essay so it has a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Ensure that each of your claims is supported with valid evidence from the novel, Frankenstein, and at least three other credible external sources.3 Using proper MLA style, insert parenthetical citations and signal phrases for all borrowed information in addition to a Works Cited page for Frankenstein and your chosen external sources. You have several options for this assignment: Option #1: Can science go too far? There is an ongoing battle between faith or spirituality and science that has been active even before the time of Mary Shelley. What are some of the dilemmas she addresses that are still important today? What are some of the ethical questions she brings up regarding the scientific definition of life and death?

impact of health legislation

In this assignment, you will assess the impact of health legislation on nursing practice and communicate your analysis to your peers. GovTrack.us provides a list of federal health bills that are currently in process in Congressional Committees.

 

Directions

A short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment may be viewed here: Healthcare Policy (Links to an external site.)

  1. This assignment will be in the format of a PowerPoint presentation (Bullet points may be used).
  2. You are educating your peers through this presentation regarding a federal bill you believe may be of interest to nurses.
  3. Go to https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/health/6130 (Links to an external site.)
  4. Choose a health-related federal bill of interest. Read through the bill and develop a summary in your own words. Include the bill number and name.
  5. Here is a link to our U.S. legislative process (bill to law) for review, if needed.

https://www.congress.gov/legislative-process (Links to an external site.)

Tutorial: For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the following link to the Microsoft website may be helpful –

https://support.office.com/office-training-center?redirectSourcePath=%252fen-us%252farticle%252fb8f02f81-ec85-4493-a39b-4c48e6bc4bfb (Links to an external site.)

Include the following information in your presentation

  • Title slide (Your name, NR451, session, Healthcare Policy assignment)
  • Bill name and number (indicate either H.B. or S.B.)
  • Bill summary (in your own words)
  • Address how this bill might impact professional nursing practice standards if passed? If not passed?
  • How might the bill impact your own nursing practice?
  • How might you communicate your concerns about or support for this bill based on nursing practice, standards, or patient outcomes?
  • How might this bill impact your community?
  • References slide to include the Bill source in APA format.
  • No more than 12 slides

manage conflict

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to learn how to identify and effectively manage conflicts that arise in care delivery settings resulting in better management of patient care, including appropriate delegation. You will gain insight into conflict management strategies and develop a plan to collaborate with a potential nurse leader about the conflict and its impact in a practice setting.

 

Directions

  1. Read Finkelman (2016), Chapter 13: Improving Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination, and Conflict Resolution, section on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, pp. 324-333.
  2. Write a 5-7 page paper (not including the title or References pages). Follow APA format. Consult your APA manual, and consider using the APA resources provided by Chamberlain. Cite the course textbook and two scholarly sources.
  3. You are required to complete this assignment using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu  (Links to an external site.)  Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
  4. Observe nurses in a care delivery setting. Identify a recurring conflict with the potential to negatively impact patient care. This should be from your practice setting or prelicensure experiences.
  5. Provide details of what happened, including who was involved, what was said, where it occurred, and what was the outcome that led you to decide the conflict was unresolved.
  6. REVIEW AND DISCUSS the four stages of conflict as found in Finkelman. IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN how the stages of conflict relate to the example in your workplace.Do not use direct quotes.
  7. Describe how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to reach consensus on the best strategy to deal with the conflict. Besides the textbook, the paper needs to summarize conflict resolutions from two scholarly articles. 
  8. Describe the rationale for selecting the best strategy.
  9. Provide a summary or conclusion about this experience or assignment and how you may deal with conflict more effectively in the future.