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The Persistence of Earnings per Share

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  • Luis A. Gil-Alana

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    (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Navarra)

  • Rolando Pelaez

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    (University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, USA)

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This paper employs various empirical tests in order to measure the persistence of shocks to EPS for the S&P 500 index. Within the I(0)/I(1) paradigm the empirical evidence rejects the I(1) specification, supporting instead a trend-stationary representation. When fractional orders of integration are considered, the results indicate that the series is long memory (d > 0) and mean reverting (d

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra in its series Faculty Working Papers with number 08/08.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 20 Nov 2008
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Publication status: Published in THE REVIEW OF QUANTITATIVE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING 31 (4), 2008
Handle: RePEc:una:unccee:wp0808

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