Content is accurate and shows acute insight.


CVS vs. Walgreens

Group #3 Research Paper

Write a 8-10 page research paper on the selected companies below. The 8-10 pages do not include the title page, graphs or references. The paper must include an introduction or abstract and a summary conclusion. (I will assign the group members to the groups.)

OPTION: Your group may select any two companies, who are competitors in the same industry. Please let me know in advance if you wish to select different companies than what is offered below

3. Compute- the following financial ratios for bothcompanies and provide as an appendix to the required paper. If you need helpunderstanding the meaning of the ratios or how to they are computed, go to:

Liquidity measurement ratio: · Current ratio

Profitability indicator ratios:· Return on assets ·Return on equity

5. As an investor, discuss which company you wouldchoose to invest in and provide a rationale for your decision. Support yourconclusions, why or why not?

6. After concluding your research about eachcompany and reviewing their annual report, Discuss what non-financialcriteria you would consider when choosing between these two investmentoptions? Support your conclusions, why or why not?

Paper Grading Rubric



(Below 70)

Fair (70-79)

Good (80-89)

Excellent (90-100)



No understanding of the problem.

Little understanding of problem.

Considerable understanding of the problem. All requirements of assignment are included.

Complete understanding of the problems. All requirements are included in response.

Organizationand Structure


Information unorganized and not effectively structured. Poor grammar. Little or no evidence of preparation.

Information issomewhat organized. Minimal or superficial preparation.

Information is well organized. Adequate and reflective approach in preparation.

Information is logically and creatively organized. Highly developed approach in preparation.

Peer Review


Did not participated in the developing the research paper and selected topics

Somewhat participated in the developing the research paper and selected topics

Was an active participant in developing the paper, doing the deep research and working with peer members to drive completion of a well researched paper.

Led and drove the discussion, the coordination, the research for the paper and helped motivate other members of the group meet their deadlines.



Information is missing or inaccurate. No insight is provided by the student.

Content is not comprehensive. Opinions are not well supported.

Content is accurate and opinions are stated and somewhat supported.

Content is accurate and shows acute insight.

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