An empirical study of the impact of Opec announcements on stock returns of selected sector indexes of the Stockholm stock market 2005-2007
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study presents an observation of the impact of Opec announcements on the behavior of sector indexes returns of the Stockholm stock market.
It looks at the effects of the announcements on the stock returns of three sectors indices of theStockholm stock market:
Energy, Telecommunications and Financial using the general market index return (OMX Stockholm 30) as the explanatory variable. The time period analyzed is limited to the years of 2005 to 2007 when markets worldwide were taken by euphoria and panic caused by the anticipation of the upcoming financial crisis given that it has been well proved that such events do cause a substantial effect on stock prices.
In order to estimate the reaction of the sector index returns over Opec announcements, the author uses the event studies and constructs an extended version of the CAPM model by introducing dummy variables for each day of the set of announcements over the event window. It is used stationary time series data and the returns on the three sector indices were subdivided in an event window of 5 days around the announcement dates in continuous intervals of 3 years according to the Stockholm stock market trading days. As to improve the results obtained with the CAPM model, the author uses the Cumulative Abnormal Returns (CAR) which adds all the coefficients of the dummy variables which are the returns in excess of what is expected.
The empirical findings for the event study reveal that none of the dummy variable coefficients were significant which indicate that none of the sector indexes is sensitive to the announcements. For the CAR results, the Telecommunication was the only sector that responded to news. Most likely because the general market index OMXST30 has proved to create extra returns around these dates. That is probably the reason that the three sector indexes could not produce significant additional response.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Stock returns, Opec announcements, event studies, CAPM and CAR
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11552OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-11552DiVA: diva2:442342
Subject / course
2011-06-08, Södertorns Högskola, Alfreds Nobel alle, 7 Fleminsberg, Huddinge, 12:00 (English)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Xiang, Lin, Högskolelektor
Blomskog, Stig, Högskolelektor