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Size and book-to-market factors in the relationship between average stock returns and average book returns: some evidence from an emerging market

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  • Dimitrios Kousenidis
  • Christos Negakis
  • Iordanis Floropoulos

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The present paper examines the association between average stock returns and average book returns and addresses the question as to whether there are common size and book-to-market factors in earnings and returns. The results of the empirical research, conducted in the Athens Stock Exchange, suggest that when the sample firms are grouped into size, book-to-market portfolios stock returns properly reflect differences in the evolution of accounting profitability. Moreover, it is found that the return on investment (ROI) measure contains size and book-to-market factors analogous to the mimic risk factors inherent in stock returns, in the sense that they capture information missed by ROI.

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  • Dimitrios Kousenidis & Christos Negakis & Iordanis Floropoulos, 2000. "Size and book-to-market factors in the relationship between average stock returns and average book returns: some evidence from an emerging market," European Accounting Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(2), pages 225-243.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:euract:v:9:y:2000:i:2:p:225-243
    DOI: 10.1080/09638180050129882
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    1. Neringa Jarmalaite Pritchard, 2002. "The Relationship between Accounting Numbers and Returns in the Baltic Stock Markets," CERT Discussion Papers 0206, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
    2. Filip, Andrei & Raffournier, Bernard, 2010. "The value relevance of earnings in a transition economy: The case of Romania," The International Journal of Accounting, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 77-103, March.

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