Your grade is based on four criteria:
¨ Research Content (2): You must use additional sources to support your conclusions
¨ Critical Thinking (3)
¨ Writing/Presentation (2): Use the 2009 MLA Guide research paper format – guidelines may be found at http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic1/mla-st…
¨ Writing Style (3): grammatical context, spelling, etc.
¨ Target Length: 2-3 typed pages (plus a separate page for Notes and/or Works Cited) using an 12 Point font. Papers which are too brief will be evaluated accordingly.
Please use 1 inch margins only and double spacing for your paper.
You must reference any ideas taken from external sources. Footnotes and a bibliography in standard form are required.
A. Read the June 23, 2016 NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/your-money/buyba…
B. Consider the following questions:
1. What is the connection between dividend policy and EPS? (This part should comprise about 60% of your answer).
2. Why are corporations considered to be hoarding Cash?
3. Have debt:equity ratios changed significantly at the same time we have experienced a growth is buyback programs?