Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course: Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio / Edition 1

Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course: Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio / Edition 1

by Robert A. Weigand
Pub. Date:


View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $135.0. You
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options
    $98.67 $135.00 Save 27% Current price is $98.67, Original price is $135. You Save 27%.
  • purchase options


Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + Online Video Course: Tools to Analyze and Manage Your Stock Portfolio / Edition 1

A "hands-on" guide to applied equity analysis and portfoliomanagement

From asset allocation to modeling the intrinsic value of astock, Applied Equity Analysis and Portfolio Management + OnlineVideo Course offers readers a solid foundation in the practiceof fundamental analysis using the same tools and techniques asprofessional investors. Filled with real-world illustrations andhands-on applications, Professor Weigand's learning system takes arigorous, empirical approach to topics such as analyzing themacro-finance environment, sector rotation, financial analysis andvaluation, assessing a company's competitive position, andreporting the performance of a stock portfolio.

Unlike typical books on this subject—which featurechapters to read and exercises to complete—this resourceallows readers to actively participate in the learning experienceby completing writing exercises and manipulating interactivespreadsheets that illustrate the principles being taught. Thelearning system also features instructional videos that demonstratehow to use the spreadsheet models and excerpts from the author'sblog, which are used to depict additional examples of the analysisprocess. Along the way, it skillfully outlines an effectiveapproach to creating and interpreting outputs typically associatedwith a top-down money management shop — including amacroeconomic forecasting newsletter, detailed stock researchreports, and a portfolio performance attribution analysis.

  • Covers topics including active and passive money management,fundamental analysis and portfolio attribution analysis
  • Companion streaming videos show how to use free online data tocreate yourown analyses of key economic indicators, individualstocks, and stock portfolios
  • A valuable resource for universities who have applied equityanalysis and portfolio management courses

Practical and up-to-date, the book is an excellent resource forthose with a need for practical investment expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118630914
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Wiley Finance Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ROBERT A. WEIGAND, PhD, is Professor of Finance andBrenneman Professor of Business Strategy at Washburn University inTopeka, Kansas. Previously, he was a faculty member at TexasA&M University, the University of Colorado, and the Universityof South Florida. Dr. Weigand is the author of over 40 scholarlyarticles and book chapters. His research has supported variousinnovations in the field of asset management, including RussellInvestment’s CrossVol™ Volatility Indexes. He earned aPhD in financial economics from the University of Arizona in1993.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 Perspectives on Active and Passive Money Management1

Terminology: Investors, Investment Vehicles, Risk, and Return1

The Top-Down Fundamental Analysis Process 3

The Record of Professional Money Managers 8

Market Efficiency, Behavioral Finance, and Adaptive Expectations10

Additional Perspectives on Investing 18

Professional Investment Policy Statements 26

Summary 30

Questions 30

Answers to Selected Questions 32

References 33

Notes 34

Chapter 2 Analyzing the Macro-Finance Environment35

Economic Analysis: The First Step of a Top-Down FundamentalProcess 35

Data Considerations: Nominal and Real-Time Series 41

National Income, Corporate Profits, and Job Creation 41

Leading Economic Indicators 43

Coincident Economic Indicators 54

Lagging Economic Indicators 58

Supplemental Economic Indicators 64

Summary 67

Questions 67

References 69

Notes 69

Chapter 3 Valuation, Expected Returns, and theDividend Discount Model 71

Finance Principle 1: Valuation 71

Finance Principle 2: Value and Expected Returns 77

Summary 88

Questions and Problems 88

Answers to Selected Questions and Problems 93

Reference 96

Note 96

Chapter 4 Historical Performance Analysis 97

Getting Started 98

Historical Stock Returns 100

Growth in Revenues, Profits, and Dividends 101

Gross, Operating, and Net Profit Margins 108

Relative Valuation 111

Liquidity and Debt 115

Profitability: ROA and ROE 118

NOPAT, Total Invested Capital, Free Cash Flow, and ROIC 122

Value Creation: Cost of Capital, EVA, MVA, and Intrinsic Value127

Using Diffusion Indexes to Summarize Performance Analysis134

Summary: Historical Performance Analysis 136

Appendix: United Technologies’ Financial StatementHighlights, 2009–2012 136

Questions 138

Answers to Selected Questions 139

References 142

Notes 142

Chapter 5 Financial Statement Forecasting, FinancialAnalysis, and Valuation 143

The Income Statement Forecast Worksheet 144

The Percent-of-Sales Forecasting Method 144

Forecasting MCD’s Income Statement 145

Forecasting MCD’s Balance Sheet 153

Pro Forma Analysis: MCD 159

Intrinsic Value Modeling 164

Financial Fitness and Probability of Bankruptcy Scorecards170

Summary 171

Case Study 5.1: Two Perspectives on Valuation Analysis: TheCurious

Case of Amazon, Inc. 172

Questions 175

References 208

Notes 208

Chapter 6 Analyzing Company Strategy and IdentifyingCatalysts 209

Sources of Information 212

Unique Capabilities Lead to Sustainable Competitive Advantage212

Getting Started: Analyzing Strategy and Competitive Advantage216

Porter’s Five Forces Model 223

SWOT Analysis 229

Catalysts 232

Summary 232

Questions 233

Answers to Selected Questions 233

References 234

Chapter 7 Portfolio Risk and Performance Attribution235

Foundations: Risk and Expected Return 236

Statistical Representations of Macroeconomic and Firm-SpecificRisk 240

Extending the Mean-Variance Framework: Beta 249

Performance Attribution: Sector Weights, Dividend Yield, Beta,and Style 255

Multifactor Models 262

Summary 266

Questions and Problems 267

Answers to Selected Questions and Problems 271

References 279

Notes 279


The Time Value of Money and the Basics of Valuation 281

Basic Terminology 282

The Basic Future Value Tool 282

The Basic Present Value Tool 285

Perpetuities 292

Calculating Average Annual Compound Rates of Return 293

Integrated Problems Featuring Multiple TVM Tools 293

Solving for the Number of Periods 294

More on the EAR-to-APR Conversion 295

Arithmetic versus Geometric Averages 296

Questions and Problems 298

Answers to Selected Questions and Problems 302

About the Online Video Course 309

About the Author 311

Index 313

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews