minimum of 250 words

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In the discussion forum, you are expected to participate often and engage in deep levels of discourse. Please post your initial response as early as possible and continue to participate throughout the unit. You are required to post an initial response to the question/issue presented in the Forum and then respond to at least 3 of your classmates’ initial posts. You should also respond to anyone who has responded to you.

Your Discussion should be a minimum of 250 words in length and not more than 450 words. Please include a word count. Following the APA standard, use references and in-text citations for the textbook and any other sources.

In the second week, you selected a manufacturing company and described its products and costs. For this week, refer back to that company and perform a trend analysis for the most recent 4 years (the financial statements needed for this assignment may be available at Analyze the trends for 3 line items you believe are most important in evaluating a company for the balance sheet and for the income statement (3 each). In your initial post, answer the following questions:

  • What do you observe in the linear trends (i.e., are values increasing or decreasing)?
  • What are the trends on a common-size basis?
  • What would be your next steps in completing a thorough analysis of the trends?

In your response to your peers, provide any additional insights you may have based on their analyses.

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