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This assignment in Management is a case study about a company named Magna International, a Canada based global supplier of automotive components, modules and systems.
I. A one-page summary on the company. Set it up with the following sub-headings
using point form.
Company name, company mission statement or statement of purpose
Industry area (technology, entertainment etc.)
Major products or services
Location of the head office, the geographic area served by this company(local, domestic, global-be specific)
The revenue for 2008 and the loss or profit for 2007 or 2008 if available(do not print the financial statements)
II. Using complete sentences, include the following:
A brief summary of a recent company press release (written by someone inthe company) and attach the document
A brief summary of a third party news report on this company (written bysomeone outside the company) and attach the document
A brief explanation on why you chose this company
III. A one to two page analysis in essay format which details your insights and
opinions on the company. For instance you might want to discuss the company's
operations, trends/challenges, social responsibility, future plans, financial stability,
investment risks, recent awards, investigations or charges against the company,
the CEO, employees, or board members.Your report must relate directly to factual information you obtained from any of the
The company web site
Company annual report (2008 or 2009)
Your personal association with the company if appropriate (e.g. customer,employee, actual stock holder)
Current news articles (i.e. at least one third party report - independent ofcompany press release)
IV. A closing paragraph, which explains what you learned from this assignment.What is the stock's gain or loss as a percentage on OCTOBER 15, 2010?
V. Attach last 5 year history of this stock (high & low in the past 5 years)What events caused the rise and/or fall of the share prices?
VI. Would you invest in this company? Why or why not?
VII. A one page document citing your sources. You must use proper MLA citation
Risk Factor Checklist - All stocks are risky!
Here are some factors to help you identify how risky!
For each category BOLD the word that best describes your stock.
What other factors contribute to the risk of your stock?
Did large amounts of stock get sold? Did an individual or company buy a largeamount of stock in this company? (answer this at the end - from October 15, 2010 October 31, 2010)
Is there talk of mergers, acquisitions, takeovers?
Did the company announce plans for a major launch or expansion? Did they announcethat they are paying off debt, restructuring the company?
Any negative press (company press release or third party)?
Which categories mentioned above have a greater influence of your stock's performance?
With reference to the Risk Factor Checklist (page 5), do you think this stock is a high risk,medium risk or low risk? Why?