Compare Share Performance Of A Company


The market leader on the Australian share market, by market capitalization, is the company BHP Billiton Limited.

(a) Construct a table showing the daily closing price for the company’s shares and the daily closing value of the All Ordinaries Index from May 3, 2010, to May 21, 2010, inclusive.

(b) On your table, show the daily percentage change in the daily closing price for the company’s shares and the daily percentage change in the All Ordinaries Index in this time period. Show the percentage changes to two decimal places.

(c) Compare the performance of BHP Billiton shares to market performance from May 3, 2010, to May 21, 2010. Did BHP Billiton make any major announcements during this time period and did these announcements affect the company’s share price?

(d) Explain what is meant by an efficient share market.

(e) The Australian share market is considered by some analysts to be semi-strong efficient. Explain the meaning of this term.



The question belongs to Finance and it discusses about comparison of performance of shares of a company and explain what is meant by efficient share market.

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