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    Stats question emergency!!!

    I have this stats (its actually in my finance class) question that is due tonight in 5 1/2 hours and I have no clue how to do it...I think I have to use p-values. (this all has to be done by using excel as well btw)

    I'm really sorry for the formatting. I couldn't figure out how to get it just right.

    I've attached a copy of the S&P report and the important information is on page 1,3,4 and 5

    So here is the problem in a nutshell. Standard’s & Poor did an analysis of “Qualifying Delisted Stocks” from the Wilshire 5000 index. There were 53 qualifying stocks. They were testing the theory that when a stock is delisted its stock price underperforms with regard to the index for the short term and then rebounds and then outperforms with regard to the index. We are not given the original data but are given the results. And this is our task as stated by the professor:

    Your task is to conduct the same analyses as in the article for exhibit 2 and 4 ---see if you obtain the same results...for the assigned tables/figures/exhibits. Also may want to comment on "could the analyses and figures/tables/exhibit be improved”

    Here is one of the results from their testing:

    Part of exhibit 2

    Day after announcement
    excess return of deletes: -9.4
    std dev of excess return of deletes: 9.4
    t-value: -7.30
    Statistically significant? Yes


    Here is another one of the results from their testing:


    Exhibit 4

    SIZE QUADRANTS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

    excess return of deletes: -16.8 -15.4 -11.1 -3.9
    std dev of excess return of deletes: 10.2 12.3 16.7 14.2
    t-value: -5.9 -4.5 -2.4 -1
    Statistically significant? Yes Yes Yes No
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    Last edited by statssuck; August 2nd 2010 at 11:28 AM.
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    If this question is "due tonight", then it looks like this problem counts towards a grade. Forum policy is not knowingly to give help on problems that count towards a grade.
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    I was just about to amend this to meet those guidelines. I was unaware and I apologize. How should I amend this as to not give me the actual answer but point me in the right direction.
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    Post a different problem that's not for any grade, and post it in a different thread (you'll get more replies if your problem has not been replied to already!).
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    Can I attach an excel file with the results that I came up with to have someone look them over and point me in the right direction?
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    No; it's against forum policy to help you with this particular problem. Period. I'm sure you can come up with a similar problem that's not for a grade. Follow my advice, and you can get some good help around here.
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    But this isn't for a grade though. When I said due tonight what I meant is that we have an exam tonight and a question just like this is going to be on the test. we don't have grades for homework in this class.
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