Eugene F. Fama
University of Chicago - Finance
Kenneth R. French
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
CRSP Working Paper No. 610
The anomalous returns associated with net stock issues, accruals, and momentum are pervasive; they show up in all size groups (micro, small, and big) in cross-section regressions, and they are also strong in sorts, at least in the extremes. The asset growth and profitability anomalies are less robust. There is an asset growth anomaly in average returns on microcaps and small stocks, but it is absent for big stocks. Among profitable firms, higher profitability tends to be associated with abnormally high returns, but there is little evidence that unprofitable firms have unusually low returns.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
JEL Classification: G12
Date posted: June 26, 2006
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