You will be assigned an industry and students have the freedom to choose a stock within the assigned industry. The project should have two parts. Part one contains a detailed analysis of the company in the context of its industry (valuation with comparable). It should focus on the financial characteristics of the company relative to its main industry competitors. The second part emphasizes on the stock valuation of the company. The analysis should include the statistical models covered in the course, for example, the CAPM and DDM. If you wish, you can also try the FCF approach.
The purpose of the project
Introduction of the company (its products and industry)
Financial characteristics of the company relative to its industry competitors, for example, sales, EPS, DPS, risk analysis, growth, and other ratios
Where the company stands within the industry
Emphasize on stock valuation of the company with statistical models covered in the course, for example, CAPM model, dividend valuation model, FCF approach, etc.
You can estimate beta by yourself or get it from third-party source. E.g. online broker or database
Value the stock
Summarize the project
What you learn from the exercise