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The purposes of this study is to examine the impact on high quality mega cap stocks of four factors: (1) Profitability, (2) Financial Leverage, (3) Liquidity and (4) Operating Efficiency. The period of analysis is 2008-2011, a highly volatile period in the market. Annual returns for mega cap stocks are calculated for the period 2008-2011. Metrics for the above 4 factors are also calculated for the same period. Cross-sectional regressions are run by year with returns as the dependent variable and profitability, leverage, liquidity and operating efficiency the independent variables. Results are forthcoming.

Publication Date

4-18-2012

Project Designation

Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Robert D. Dean

Primary Advisor's Department

Economics and Finance

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An Analysis of the Returns to High Quality Mega Cap Stocks in Volatile Markets: 2008-2011 as a Case Study

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