Value and Growth Stock Price Behavior During Stock Market Declines
Posted: 21 May 2019
Date Written: July 27, 2016
Using data for five major stock market declines during the 1987-2008 period, this paper provides evidence that value stocks are generally less sensitive to major stock market declines than growth stocks, controlling for beta, firm size, and industry group. Further analysis using several hundred different significant market move events between 1980 and 2015 confirms the observation that value stocks tend to outperform both the market average and growth stocks during market declines. The implication for investment practitioners is that following a value strategy does not lead one to assume greater sensitivity to unfavorable market conditions.
Keywords: value, growth, crash, decline, value premium, risk
JEL Classification: G11, G14
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