Fundamental Analysis, Stock Returns and High B/M Companies

G.P. Kourtis, L.P. Κourtis, M.P. Kourtis, P. Curtis
International Journal of Economics & Business Administration, Volume V, Issue 4, 3-18, 2017

Abstract:

Ιn this paper we initially estimate the financial performance of high BM companies based on the analysis of profitability, liquidity-leverage and operating efficiency ratios.The performance of the specific group as a whole, was found to be quite poor and that is why it is reflected in a high BM ratio score for the companies involved.The research then showed that a portfolio of the best performing high BM companies, chosen through the F-score mechanism, exhibits a statistically significant higher mean of market-adjusted as well as raw returns, compared to any other type of classification of the companies of the category.The research was conducted for the period 2010-2015 and applied to companies listed in the North America Stock Exchange Markets.


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