Compute descriptive statistics for each stock and the

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1.Compute descriptive statistics for each stock and the S&P 500. Comment on your results.Which stocks are the most volatile?
GBU 3311 02
GBU 3311 02 From the descriptive statistic we can notice three companies with the highest mean return thanthe market; SanDisk, Caterpillar, and Qualcomm. Microsoft and Johnson and Johnson has thelowest monthly mean returns.Comparing the standard deviation of different stocks and using it as a measure of volatility,SanDisk is the most volatile stock. Johnson and Johnson, P and G are less volatile compared tothe other individual stocks that are more volatile than the market.
2.Compute the value of beta for each stock. Which of these stocks would you expect toperform best in an up market? Which would you expect to hold their value best in a downmarket?
3.Comment on how much of the return for the individual stocks is explained by the market.
GBU 3311 02 Case Problem 2: U.S. Department of TransportationAs part of a study on transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation collected dataon the number of fatal accidents per 1000 licenses and the percentage of licensed drivers underthe age of 21 in a sample of 42 cities. Data collected over a one-year period follow. These dataare contained in the file named Safety.

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