The purpose of this assignment is to get a feel for how betas can

The purpose of this assignment is to get a feel for how Betas can differ depending on the source (the analyst group that calculated them) and also how Betas reflect different types of companies/industries.

  1. Look up the Beta of this company from 3 different sources: Yahoo Finance, Google Finance and a third source of your choosing.
  2. NOTE: every assigned company is listed on either NYSE or Nasdaq. If you are looking at data for a stock listed on any other exchange, you are looking at the wrong stock. Stop and find the right stock. Many stocks have similar names and ticker symbols. ALSO NOTE: you must find 3 data sources. If you find a data source and under Beta it says “N/A”, write that down.

 

Student Name  ________________________________________

 

Company assigned _____Big Lots________________________________

 

Ticker Symbol: ______________________ Exchange Listed on: _________________________

 

BETAs:

Source

Beta

Yahoo Finance

 

 

 

Google Finance

 

 

 

Other site (specify):

 

 

 

 

 

Answer the following questions:

a)      What is the spread between the HIGHEST and LOWEST Beta you found for this stock?
(Example, if the lowest Beta was 0.85 and the highest was 1.20, the spread would be 0.35)

Write it in the box below:

 

 

b)      Based on the Betas you found, would you describe this stock as more (choose one):

 

Cyclical                  or                            Counter-Cyclical?

     Briefly explain your choice:

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