From the e-Activity, evaluate at least two companiesâ€™ financial statements that have received a negative rating from one of the financial rating agencies. Determine which financial ratios most likely impacted the rating decision. Compare and contrast at least two financial ratios that support the rating agency’s claims. Speculate on how the ratios are likely to change considering the economic environment in which it operates. Support your position.
Imagine that you are a chief financial officer with $150,000 of idle cash that you must invest to increase earnings for your company. Select at least two companies and the ratios you would use to determine your investment strategy. Based on the companies you choose, speculate on how the ratios are likely to change over the next five years.