Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research

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Equity Price Determinants in Karachi Stock Exchange: Company Specific vs. Country Specific Factor Analysis from Pakistan
Equity Price Determinants in Karachi Stock Exchange: Company Specific vs. Country Specific Factor Analysis from Pakistan
Hafiz Waqas Kamran, 1 Muhammad Kamran Yousaf, 2 and Asif Iqbal 2
Author Affiliations
  • 1 Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab
  • 2 National college for Business administration & Economics

  • Abstract

    Purpose-The main purpose of present study is to investigate the equity price determinants through with the framework of both industry specific and country specific elements, by considering the major firms listed in the Karachi Stock Market at Pakistan from the time period to 2004-2008. Research Methodology-To ensure the deep understanding, in this study secondary data technique with the various statistical and econometric methods were used to test the hypothesis in order to satisfy the core objectives. Findings/Outcomes-Contemporary analysis explains that Equity prices of the shares have been determined by number of explanatory variables. Regression result analysis suggests that there is a significant positive relationship between the dividends, earnings per share while there is negative relationship between the stock price, Gross Domestic Product and Inflation in the economy. GDP has negative but significant association while inflation has negative and insignificant relationship with the stock price. Research limitations-This study has focused on very limited number of firm specific and industry specific factors. At second time period of the study is not much long. Implication of the study-Results of the present study is quite beneficial for the management and policy makers while determining the equity prices in the market economy. Findings are also quite sigfncaint for the local and international investors while they are going to make some capital investment decision in financial markets

    Keywords
    GDP; Firm specific; Industry specific; Financial markets.

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    Kamran, Hafiz Waqas, Muhammad Kamran Yousaf and Asif Iqbal. "Equity Price Determinants in Karachi Stock Exchange: Company Specific vs. Country Specific Factor Analysis from Pakistan." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research 3.6 (2014): 314-322.
    APA
    Kamran, H. W., Yousaf, M. K., & Iqbal, A. (2014). Equity Price Determinants in Karachi Stock Exchange: Company Specific vs. Country Specific Factor Analysis from Pakistan. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research , 3 (6), 314-322.
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    Kamran, Hafiz Waqas, Muhammad Kamran Yousaf, and Asif Iqbal. "Equity Price Determinants in Karachi Stock Exchange: Company Specific vs. Country Specific Factor Analysis from Pakistan." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research 3, no. 6 (2014): 314-322.
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