1. What are some actions that companies have taken to make takeovers more difficult to achieve? 2. Which is better for a stock? Current dividends or growth? Please explain your answer. 3. How would you figure out whether or not a stock is a “good buy”? 4. Provide an unique example of a publicly traded preferred stock. Who issued the stock? Why would someone want to purchase this preferred stock instead of another form of security issued by the same firm?