Corporate Finance

Choose three sets of two companies featured in the Standard & Poors’ 500 index which are in the same sector. Use the following link to the

SPDR Index Heat Map to ensure the firms are in the same sector.

Heat Map link:

Complete the following:

Report and compare the P/E ratios of each of the two selected companies. Describe how you would classify these—as a value investment or a

growth firm.
Compare your firms to the total sector and indicate your preference of each pair. If three of these constitute a portfolio for your

investment purposes, indicate what your preferences are for return.
Discuss what type of investor will have the same expectations regarding return.
Include an appendix containing all ratio calculations including a note on the numerator and denominator used.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

Be approximately 2 pages in length, not including the cover page and reference page.
Follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA. Each paper should include an introduction, a body with at least two fully developed

paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Support your answers with the readings from Module 3 and at least one scholarly journal article. The CSU-Global Library is a great place to

find resources.
Be clear and well written, concise, and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. You are being graded in part on the quality

of your writing. If you need assistance with your writing style, start with Tools for Effective Writing at the CSU-Global Library,

accessible from the Library’s homepage.