For this week’s Discussion, research one (1) publicly traded company
in which you are interested using the Internet and/or Strayer databases.
Locate the company website and financial statements. Also locate
information on the types of bonds the company issues. Review the
Liabilities section of the company’s Balance Sheet. Be prepared to
- Imagine that you just read about another company in the same
industry facing criminal charges for misrepresenting their liabilities.
Naturally, you’re worried that the company you’re researching might be
doing something similar. Hypothesize a scenario in which someone at the
company could intentionally misstate liabilities for his or her personal
financial gain. Recommend two (2) actions that these companies can take
to prevent or detect intentional misstatements of liabilities for
personal financial gain. Justify your response.
- Imagine that you are advising an investor who is considering
purchasing bonds issued by the selected company. Analyze the types of
bonds the chosen company issues. Make a recommendation to the investor
as to which type of bond would provide the most value. Justify your