Security Analysis: An Investment Perspective
Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2019-16
71 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2019
Date Written: July 5, 2019
The investment theory, in which the expected return varies cross-sectionally with investment, expected profitability, and expected growth, is a good start to understanding Graham and Dodd’s (1934) Security Analysis. Empirically, the q5 model goes a long way toward explaining prominent equity strategies rooted in security analysis, including Frankel and Lee’s (1998) intrinsic-to-market value, Piotroski’s (2000) fundamental score, Greenblatt’s (2005) “magic formula,” Asness, Frazzini, and Pedersen’s (2019) quality-minus-junk, Buffett’s Berkshire, Bartram and Grinblatt’s (2018) agnostic analysis, as well as Penman and Zhu’s (2014, 2018) and Lewellen’s (2015) expected-return strategies.
Keywords: Security analysis, q^5, the investment theory, quality minus junk, fundamental score, “magic formula,” agnostic fundamental analysis
JEL Classification: G12, G14
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