1. The following table contains closing monthly stock prices for Oracle Corporation (ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), and NVidia (NVDA) for the first half of 2017.

Ticker

6/30/2017

5/31/2017

4/30/2017

3/31/2017

2/28/2017

1/31/2017

ORCL

50.14

45.39

44.96

44.61

42.59

40.11

MSFT

68.93

69.84

68.46

65.86

63.98

64.65

NVDA

144.56

144.35

104.3

108.93

101.48

109.18

a) Enter the data, as shown, into a worksheet and format the table as shown.

b) formula to calculate the monthly rate of return during the first semester of 2017 and for each company. Format the results as percentages with two decimal places.

c) Calculate the total return for the entire holding period, the compound average monthly rate of return, the average monthly rate of return using the AVERAGE function, and the average monthly rate of return using the GEOMEAN function.

d) Show a line chart showing the stock prices from January to June 2017 for these companies. Make sure to title the chart and label the axes. Also present the data from January to June

The following table contains closing monthly stock prices for Oracle Corporation (ORCL),Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), and NVidia (NVDA) for the ﬁrst half of 2017. 613012017 5131×2017 4130×2017 3131:2017 212812017 113112017ORCL 50.14 45.39 42.59 40.11 68.93 69.84 68.46 65.86 63.98 m_-ﬁm 144.35 104.3 108.93 101.48 109.18 Enter the data, as shown, into a worksheet and format the table as shown. Create a formula to calculate the monthly rate of return during the first semester of 2017 and for eachcompany. Format the results as percentages with two decimal places. Calculate the total return for the entire holding period, the compound average monthly rate of return, the average monthly rate of return using the AVERAGE function, and the average monthly rate ofreturn using the GEOMEAN ﬁmction. Create a line chart showing the stock prices from January to June 2017 for these companies. Make sure to title the chart and label the axes. Also present the data from January to June and use TimesNew Roman for the title, labels, and numbers. Select a different dash type for each line representing each company.