A Survey of Methods Used by Malaysian Brokerage Finn Investment Analysts to Appraise Investments in Ordinary Shares
Mohamad, Shamsher and Md. Nassir, Annuar (1997) A Survey of Methods Used by Malaysian Brokerage Finn Investment Analysts to Appraise Investments in Ordinary Shares. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 5 (2). pp. 125-137. ISSN 0128-7702
This stUdy provides a broad description of the methods used by investmem analysts attached to brokerage houses in Malaysia to appraise investments in the ordinary shares of companies. Fifty-seven investment analysts were sampled from all the brokerage houses in Malaysia and a mail questionnaire method was used to solicit the required information. The findings suggest that the sampled analys!.s used a combination of methods to assess the value of shares, though the emphasis is on the fundamenlal analysis. They use a three-year earnings forecast period, prefer accrual earnings to cashflows and use a variety of sources of information with the emphasis on financial information from audited financial statements. substantiated by qualitative information gathered through company visits. In general, though the findings are inconclusive regarding the most common methods used for share price valuation, the inclination is towards the earnings multiplier approach.
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