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Accounting Numbers as a Predictor of Stock Returns: A Case Study of NSE Nifty

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  • Simranjeet Sandhar

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In order to survive and grow in the global economy, it is necessary to know the factors affecting the capital market. This study is carried out to see how this phenomenon is taking place in India. It is an attempt to predict investors’ return through company financial analysis. Company analysis is the last leg in the economy, industry, company analysis sequence, which interprets a company’s past and present financial health and predicts its future condition. The study findings indicate that the ratios are not the best predictors to choose a company in a portfolio or for investing in a particular company, as the profitability of the company can be affected by several other factors.

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  • Simranjeet Sandhar, 2010. "Accounting Numbers as a Predictor of Stock Returns: A Case Study of NSE Nifty," The IUP Journal of Accounting Research and Audit Practices, IUP Publications, vol. 0(1 & 2), pages 33-43, January &.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjar:v:09:y:2010:i:1&2:p:33-43
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