
GEORGE ONYANGO, Kenya

Calculating Company Beta
How do we find beta for a company?
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Habib Abdulkarim Student (MBA)


How to Find Beta for a Company
You normally regress using historical movements in prices of the stock. To regress, get historical data on the stock and use y = a + bx to get the vaue for b (where y, the dependent variable is the stock price and b is a proxy for market price  usually a stock index).
See also this video on calculating Beta with Excel.



Deniz Yalcin Student (MBA), Turkey


Calculating the Beta
@Habib Abdulkarim: When calculating the beta by using CAPM, which of the following would give more consistent and realist results...
We should use the historical data of a tbill that mimics the Rf rate of course. But which is more proper to put in the regression: the returns of the asset directly OR it's first differences? Thanks..




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