From the e-Activity, examine each industry’s price-earnings ratio and dividend yield. Determine whether or not the differences make sense in light of their different stages in the industry life cycle. Support your position. (Go to Yahoo! Finance’s Website and review the price/book ratios for Medical Instruments and Supplies (http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/520.html) and for Electric Utilities (http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/911.html).
Choose an industry in which you are interested, and predict its performance within the next three years. Provide support for your prediction.
Justify the circumstances which are best suited for the dividend discount model versus the free cashflow model to value a firm. Provide an example of each. Create an argument for using the multistage dividend discount model for equity valuation. Provide support for your argument.