Stock analysis | fpx5008 | Capella University

Select a business of which you are a part or in which you have interest and download the raw data on the company’s stock history. Any business that has practical meaning for you is appropriate for this assessment on Yahoo Finance

Using the Excel file with the year’s stock data, conduct descriptive analysis as follows:

  1. Create a scatterplot of the highest stock price (in the column labeled “High”) against time. Write a sentence explaining the process by which you created this graph.
  2. Create a scatterplot of the lowest stock price (in the column labeled “Low”) against time. Write a sentence explaining the process by which you created this graph.
  3. Create a histogram of the adjusted daily closing stock price (in the column labeled “Adj Close”). Make sure the histogram is meaningful by adjusting the bin size so you can see the shape of the histogram. Write a sentence explaining the process by which you created this graph.
  4. Create a histogram of the stock trading volume (in the column labeled “Volume”). Make sure the histogram is meaningful by adjusting the bin size so you can see the shape of the histogram. Write a sentence explaining the process by which you created this graph.
  5. Calculate the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the adjusted daily closing stock price. Write a sentence explaining the process by which you calculated these statistics.
  6. Calculate the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the stock volume. Write a sentence explaining the process by which you calculated these statistics.
  1. Prepare a report that you would present to your supervisor, including the following:
  • An APA-formatted title page.
  • A one-page introduction of your chosen company, including the company background and practical business context.
  • A section headed Graphical Representations of Data, in which you include the four graphs you created above and a summary of the processes by which you created each graph.
  • A section headed Descriptive Statistics, in which you include the statistics you calculated above and and a summary of the procedures you followed to calculate the statistics.
  • APA-formatted in-text citations and a corresponding references page. Remember to cite the source of your financial data.
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  • Length: 3–5 pages, double-spaced. Include a title page and the graphical representations of the data selected.
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