**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 6.00

Total: 0.60

Distinguished - Creates a clear and complete table illustrating the annual dividends per share paid by the selected company over the past 10 years and accurately calculates the growth in annual dividends per share each year, includes the annual growth rate in the table.

Proficient - Creates a table illustrating the annual dividends per share paid by the selected company over the past 10 years and calculates the growth in annual dividends per share each year, includes the annual growth rate in the table. Minor details are missing or slightly unclear or inaccurate.

Basic - Creates a limited table illustrating the annual dividends per share paid by the selected company over the past 10 years and calculates the growth in annual dividends per share each year, includes the annual growth rate in the table. Relevant details are missing, unclear, and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to create a table illustrating the annual dividends per share paid by the selected company over the past 10 years and calculate the growth in annual dividends per share each year, includes the annual growth rate in the table; however, relevant details are missing, unclear, and inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The creation of a table illustrating the annual dividends per share paid by the selected company over the past 10 years and calculation of the growth in annual dividends per share each year, including the annual growth rate in the table are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.60

Distinguished - Accurately calculates the average dividend growth rate over the periods outlined in the assignment instructions and thoroughly summarizes the trend in the dividend growth rates.

Proficient - Calculates the average dividend growth rate over the periods outlined in the assignment instructions and summarizes the trend in the dividend growth rates. Minor details are missing or slightly inaccurate.

Basic - Calculates the average dividend growth rate over the periods outlined in the assignment instructions and partially summarizes the trend in the dividend growth rates. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate the average dividend growth rate over the periods outlined in the assignment instructions and summarize the trend in the dividend growth rates; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The calculation of the average dividend growth rate over the periods outlined in the assignment instructions and summary of the trend in the dividend growth rates are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.70

Distinguished - Comprehensively determines two distinct estimates of the future dividend growth rate for this company: a high-end growth rate and a low-end growth rate and thoroughly justifies the determined high dividend growth rate and low-end dividend growth rates for the company, provides at least two financial facts from the Week 1 and Week 2 assignments to justify the chosen growth rates.

Proficient - Determines two distinct estimates of the future dividend growth rate for this company: a high-end growth rate and a low-end growth rate and justifies the determined high dividend growth rate and low-end dividend growth rates for the company, provides at least two financial facts from the Week 1 and Week 2 assignments to justify the chosen growth rates. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Partially determines two distinct estimates of the future dividend growth rate for this company: a high-end growth rate and a low-end growth rate and minimally justifies the determined high dividend growth rate and low-end dividend growth rates for the company, provides at least two financial facts from the Week 1 and Week 2 assignments to justify the chosen growth rates. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to determine two distinct estimates of the future dividend growth rate for this company: a high-end growth rate and a low-end growth rate and justify the determined high dividend growth rate and low-end dividend growth rates for the company, provides at least two financial facts from the Week 1 and Week 2 assignments to justify the chosen growth rates; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The determination of two distinct estimates of the future dividend growth rate for this company: a high-end growth rate and a low-end growth rate and justification of the determined high dividend growth rate and low-end dividend growth rates for the company, providing at least two financial facts from the Week 1 and Week 2 assignments to justify the chosen growth rates are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Accurately calculates the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the low-end dividend growth rate determined in Part One, shows all calculations for the estimated stock price using the low-end dividend growth rate.

Proficient - Calculates the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the low-end dividend growth rate determined in Part One, shows most calculations for the estimated stock price using the low-end dividend growth rate. Minor details are missing or slightly inaccurate.

Basic - Calculates the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the low-end dividend growth rate determined in Part One, shows some calculations for the estimated stock price using the low-end dividend growth rate. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the low-end dividend growth rate determined in Part One, shows minimal calculations for the estimated stock price using the low-end dividend growth rate; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The calculation of the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the low-end dividend growth rate determined in Part One, showing calculations for the estimated stock price using the low-end dividend growth rate is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.90

Distinguished - Accurately calculates another estimate of the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the high-end dividend growth rate, shows all calculations.

Proficient - Calculates another estimate of the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the high-end dividend growth rate, shows most calculations. Minor details are missing or slightly inaccurate.

Basic - Calculates another estimate of the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the high-end dividend growth rate, shows some calculations. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate another estimate of the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the high-end dividend growth rate, shows minimal calculations; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The calculation of another estimate of the stock price for the selected company using the constant growth formula and the high-end dividend growth rate, showing calculations is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.80

Distinguished - Thoroughly compares each of the two stock prices calculated in Part Three to the current stock price per share of the company and clearly states whether each constant growth stock price (low-end and high-end) is above or below the current price and if the stock price is currently under-valued or over-valued in the market.

Proficient - Compares each of the two stock prices calculated in Part Three to the current stock price per share of the company and states whether each constant growth stock price (low-end and high-end) is above or below the current price and if the stock price is currently under-valued or over-valued in the market. Minor details are missing or slightly unclear.

Basic - Partially compares each of the two stock prices calculated in Part Three to the current stock price per share of the company and vaguely states whether each constant growth stock price (low-end and high-end) is above or below the current price and if the stock price is currently under-valued or over-valued in the market. Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations - Attempts to compare each of the two stock prices calculated in Part Three to the current stock price per share of the company and state whether each constant growth stock price (low-end and high-end) is above or below the current price and if the stock price is currently under-valued or over-valued in the market; however, significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance - The comparison of each of the two stock prices calculated in Part Three to the current stock price per share of the company and statement of whether each constant growth stock price (low-end and high-end) is above or below the current price and if the stock price is currently under-valued or over-valued in the market are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.80

Distinguished - Comprehensively determines the concluded stock value, based on the two calculations using the constant growth formula and thoroughly justifies the conclusion of value for the stock, using either the high-end stock price or the low-end stock price from the constant growth formula, includes at least two financial facts from the Week One and Week Two analysis.

Proficient - Determines the concluded stock value, based on the two calculations using the constant growth formula and justifies the conclusion of value for the stock, using either the high-end stock price or the low-end stock price from the constant growth formula, includes at least two financial facts from the Week One and Week Two analysis. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Partially determines the concluded stock value, based on the two calculations using the constant growth formula and minimally justifies the conclusion of value for the stock, using either the high-end stock price or the low-end stock price from the constant growth formula, includes at least two financial facts from the Week One and Week Two analysis. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to determine the concluded stock value, based on the two calculations using the constant growth formula and justify the conclusion of value for the stock, using either the high-end stock price or the low-end stock price from the constant growth formula, including at least two financial facts from the Week One and Week Two analysis; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The determination of the concluded stock value, based on the two calculations using the constant growth formula and justification of the conclusion of value for the stock, using either the high-end stock price or the low-end stock price from the constant growth formula, including at least two financial facts from the Week One and Week Two analysis are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient - The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.15

Distinguished - Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.