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If you had to pick three commonly calculated ratios to analyze the financial health of a company, which would you analyze? Why would you choose those ratios? ============================================== FIN 486 Week 2 Individual Assignment (Chapter 5, Chapter 8) FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.fin486cart.com FIN 486 Week 2 Individual Assignment (5-1,5-4,5-5,5-8,5-10,5-17,5- 21,P8-3,P8-4,P8-9,P8-10,P8-13,P8-24,P8-25,P8-26) P8–3 Risk preferences Sharon Smith, the financial manager for Barnett Corporation, wishes to evaluate three prospective investments: X, Y, and Z. Sharon will evaluate each of these investments to decide whether they are superior to investments that her company already has in place, which have an expected return of 12% and a standard deviation of 6%. The expected returns and standard deviations of the investments are as follows: a. If Sharon were risk neutral, which investments would she select? Explain why. b. If she were risk averse, which investments would she select? Why? c. If she were risk seeking, which investments would she select? Why? d. Given the traditional risk preference behavior exhibited by financial managers, which investment would be preferred? Why? Investment Expected return Standard deviation X 14% 7% Y 12 8 Z 10 9 P8–4 Risk analysis Solar Designs is considering an investment in an expanded product line. Two possible types of expansion are being considered. After investigating the possible outcomes, the company made the estimates shown in the following table. Expansion A Expansion B Initial investment \$12,000 \$12,000 Annual rate of return Pessimistic 16% 10% Most likely 20% 20% Optimistic 24% 30% a. Determine the range of the rates of return for each of the two projects. b. Which