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Are you surprised with the frequent changes in your company’s share price? You might have experienced instances where companies announce major strategic investments only to be surprised by the reaction of the stock market. In addition, there could be instances where companies are meeting expectations of earnings yet experiencing a drop in share price. For example, on October 25, 2012, announced a loss from operations for its third financial quarter, yet its share price increased by 6.87%, or $15.32, on October 26, 2012.

This course will explore what drives your company’s share price. It will also examine how investments you make and the resulting performance from company operations are influencing investor reactions and share price changes.

As a manager, you should take actions to maximize value, which is determined by four factors: investor expectations, capitalization of the firm, execution of plans and strategies, and capital investment. The interaction of these factors is expressed in the share price. This course will introduce a model that explores the relationship between these factors to illustrate how you can take actions to build investor confidence and influence your share price.

How well are you and your management team addressing investor expectations? The Accenture Academy course Evaluating the Drivers of a Company’s Share Price will identify the operating factors you can influence to address investors’ expectations. It will also help you make more informed decisions regarding the capital expenditures and operations based on the investors’ expectations. During this course, you will observe the conversation of Mark, a newly appointed strategic planner, and his colleague Maria as they explore how investors’ expectations are translated into actions.

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