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Oil Shocks and Equity Returns: An Empirical Analysis of the US Transportation Sector

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  • Sunil K. Mohanty

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    (Department of Finance, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA)

  • Mohan Nandha

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    (Department of Accounting and Finance, Monash University, P.O. Box 527, Frankston VIC Australia 3199, Australia)

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    The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the relation between oil price movements and stock returns in US transportation companies. We estimate oil price risk exposures of the US oil transport sector at the firm level as well as at the industry level over November 1999 to February 2008 period using the Fama–French–Carhart's (1997) four-factor asset pricing model augmented with oil price and interest rate factors. Overall, the results of our study suggest that oil price exposures of firms in the US transportation sector vary across firms and over time. The varying effects of oil shocks on stock returns may be attributed to several factors such as differences among firms' cost structure, financial policies, diversification activities, and hedging strategies.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 01 ()
    Pages: 101-128

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    Keywords: Oil shocks; stock returns; transportation industry;

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    1. Mohanty, Sunil & Nandha, Mohan & Habis, Essam & Juhabi, Eid, 2014. "Oil price risk exposure: The case of the U.S. Travel and Leisure Industry," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 117-124.

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