Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time. Library Research Assignment Locate a publicly traded U.S. company of your choice. Then, calculate the following ratios for the company for 2012 and 2013: Liquidity Ratios Current ratio [current assets / current liabilities] Quick ratio [(current assets inventory) / current liabilities] Asset Turnover Ratios Collection period [accounts receivable / average daily sales] Inventory turnover [cost of goods sold / ending inventory] Fixed asset turnover [sales / net fixed assets] Financial Leverage Ratios Debt-to-asset ratio [total liabilities / total assets] Debt-to-equity ratio [total liabilities / total stockholders equity] Times-interest-earned (TIE) ratio [EBIT / interest] Profitability Ratios Net profit margin [net income / sales] Return on assets (ROA) [net income / total assets] Return on equity (ROE) [net income / total stockholders equity] Market-Based Ratios Price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio [stock price / earnings per share] Price-to-book (P/B) ratio [market value of common stock / total stockholders equity] You are now ready to interpret the ratios that you have calculated. If a ratio increased from 2012 to 2013, why do you think that it increased? Is it a good or bad sign that the ratio increased? Please explain. If a ratio decreased from 2012 to 2013, why do you think that it decreased? Is it a good or bad sign that the ratio decreased? Please explain. If a ratio was unchanged from 2012 to 2013, why do you think that it was unchanged? Is it a good or bad sign that the ratio was unchanged? Please explain.