Research Aim: The research should provide the necessary information for an investment decision with reference to a selected company. The basic aim of this research is to evaluate whether the underlying business represents a good investment in the long term (say three-year and beyond) and whether the stock price is fairly valued at this time so that a recommendation (buy, hold, or sell) can be made.
Source of Information for Research: (1) hard copy or online annual reports; (2) online statistics (finance.yaoo.com, www.globeinvestor.com, moneycentral.msn.com, www.google.com, and other sites); (3) ABI database; (4) CBCA database; (5) Thomson ONE database; (6) CFMRC database; (7) Mergent Online; (8) Marketline; (9) http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml (Edgar, US Security and Exchange Commission Filing System); and (10) http://www.sedar.com (Canadian version of Edgar).
Structure of Analysis: My portion should include detailed analysis
Second Cup forecasting of earnings and determining firm value;