This week’s readings address valuing stocks, although the concepts of valuation apply to many aspects of the firm. Explain the differences between market price per share, and intrinsic value (a fundamental price), and factors that determine the fundamental price of a stock.
Then, select a publicly traded company in Saudi Arabia, calculate its fundamental price per share, compare the fundamental price per share with market price per share and decide if it is underpriced, overpriced, or fairly price. (Make sure your selected company is different than your classmates’). Explain why these concepts are important to business leaders in Saudi Arabia and Saudi Vision 2030.
Select an article that relates to these concepts and explain how it relates to doing business in Saudi Arabia.
For your discussion post, your first step is to summarize the article in two paragraphs, describing what you think are the most important points made by the authors (remember to use citations where appropriate). For the second step, include the reference listing with a hyperlink to the article. Do not copy the article into your post and limit your summary to two paragraphs. Let your instructor know if you have any questions and enjoy your search.
You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion question post answers to this weekly discussion question and/or your instructor’s response to your posting. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.
- Chapter 8 in Foundations of Finance – The Valuation and Characteristics of Stocks
- Ali, S., Shahzad, H. J. S., Raza, N., & Al-Yahyaee, K. H. (2018). Stock market efficiency: A comparative analysis of Islamic and conventional stock markets. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 503, 139-153.
- Ahmed, H., & Elsayed, A. H. (2019). Are Islamic and conventional capital markets decoupled? Evidence from stock and bonds/sukuk markets in Malaysia. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 74, 56-66.