This course will be an opportunity for students to learn about the financial industry, particularly Wall Street and the Stock Market, as well as other financial fields. Through real-world simulations and hands on exercises, students will delve into the stock market and explore its various tenets. Participation in industry analysis, creating their own portfolio, and simulating trading sessions would be the crux of the Winterim. Students will develop a formal presentation that explains their reasons for investment selections, including a detailed financial analysis of at least one Fortune 500 Company. The Winterim will also include a trip to NYC and a possible tour of the trading floor. Experts from the financial/business industry will also be providing lectures and discussions. We will spend a few days discussing what it takes to open up and run a small business from scratch. Participants will be exposed to the small business world within Litchfield County and learn the basics of being a small business owner.
Gap and Foot Locker Earnings
Today I researched how well Foot Locker and Gap have done in the past 90 days. Both of these companies are reporting quarterly earnings today when the market closes, at around 4:30pm. I found that both companies have had a very consistent price per share over the last 90 years, and have not fluctuated more than a few dollars. Gap went from from 28 dollars per share to 33 dollars per share. Foot locker went from 48 to 45 dollars per share. Foot Locker is doing terrible when you look at their quarterly earnings. I believe that one of the reasons that foot locker is doing poorly is because many individuals are moving away from shopping at malls and brick and mortar stores. Foot locker has many of their locations in malls, and they do not seem as though they are innovating enough to sell on their website. Gap is doing ok-- when looking at what the analysts recommend- pros say to keep the stock in Gap and buy foot locker. It is also interesting to note that Gap also owns Banana Republic and Old Navy. Each of these companies reports their quarterly earnings today, and it will be intriguing to see how they perform tomorrow. I am predicting Gap to do well and foot locker to do poorly. I think the holiday sales will be great for Gap, but not so hot for foot locker. - Jeremiah Cooney
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