Essay on Fin 534 Home Work 1

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FIN 534 – Homework Chapter 1
Directions: Answer the following five questions on a separate document. Explain how you reached the answer or show your work if a mathematical calculation is needed, or both. Submit your assignment using the assignment link in the course shell. Each question is worth five points apiece for a total of 20 points for this homework assignment. 1. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. One of the disadvantages of a sole proprietorship is that the proprietor is exposed to unlimited liability. b. It is generally easier to transfer one’s ownership interest in a partnership than in a corporation. c. One of the advantages of the corporate form of organization is that it avoids double taxation. d. One of the
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d. Both Nasdaq "dealers" and NYSE “specialists” hold inventories of stocks. e. An electronic communications network (ECN) is a physical location exchange. 4. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. A good goal for a firm’s management is maximization of expected EPS. b. Most business in the U.S. is conducted by corporations, and corporations’ popularity results primarily from their favorable tax treatment. c. Because most stock ownership is concentrated in the hands of a relatively small segment of society, firms' actions to maximize their stock prices have little benefit to society. d. Corporations and partnerships have an advantage over proprietorships because a sole proprietor is exposed to unlimited liability, but the liability of all investors in the other types of businesses is more limited. e. The potential exists for agency conflicts between stockholders and managers.

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FIN 534 – Homework Chapter 1
5. Which of the following statements is NOT CORRECT? a. When a corporation’s shares are owned by a few individuals and are not traded on public markets, we say that the firm is “closely, or privately, held." b. “Going public”

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