Modeling Growth Stocks via Size Distribution
The inability to predict the earnings of growth stocks, such as biotechnology and internet stocks, leads to the high volatility of share prices and difficulty in applying the traditional valuation methods. This paper attempts to demonstrate that the high volatility of share prices can nevertheless be used in building a model that leads to a particular size distribution, which can then be applied to price a growth stock relative to its peers. The model focuses on both transient and steady state behavior of the market capitalization of the stock, which in turn is modeled as a birth-death process. In addition, the model gives an explanation to an empirical observation that the market capitalization of internet stocks tends to be a power function of their relative ranks.
|Date of creation:||29 Aug 2002|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Office of the Secretary-General, Rm E35, The Bute Building, Westburn Lane, St Andrews, KY16 9TS, UK|
Phone: +44 1334 462479
Web page: http://www.res.org.uk/society/annualconf.asp
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ecj:ac2002:116. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F. Baum)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.