Prompt: Provide an explanation of the impact of external factors on the financial position of Home Depot. Use the designated tab in the Final Project Student Workbook to demonstrate the implications of interest rate changes on at least one of the calculations you performed in one of the earlier milestones.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
V. Macroeconomic Items: The CEO of the company is convinced that financial analysis should hinge only on what is happening internally within the company. Convince him otherwise based on the following:
A. Analyze the implications of interest rate changes on any of the calculations you performed. Be sure to substantiate your claims.
B. How might an issue (negative or positive) within the overall stock market impact the companyâ€™s stock valuation numbers, other financial variables, or its overall portfolio management? Be sure your response is supported by evidence.
C. Analyze the impact of any external factor (i.e., external to the company) discussed throughout the course on the companyâ€™s financial position. Be sure to justify your reasoning.
Link to case study – https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/354950/000035495015000008/hd-212015x10xk.htm