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An Assessment of the Determinants of Share Price in Nigeria: A Study of Selected Listed Firms

Uwuigbe , U. and Olusegun, Olowe and Agu, Godswill (2012) An Assessment of the Determinants of Share Price in Nigeria: A Study of Selected Listed Firms. ACTA UNIVERSITATIS DANUBIUS, 8 (6). pp. 78-88.

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Abstract

This study examined the determinants of share prices in the Nigerian stock exchange market. To achieve the objective of this study, a total of 30 listed firms in the Nigerian stock exchange market were selected and analyzed for the study using the judgmental sampling technique. Also, the Nigerian stock exchange fact book and the corporate annual reports for the period 2006- 2010 were used for the study. The paper basically modelled the effects of financial performance, dividend payout and financial leverage on the share price of listed firms operating in the Nigerian stock exchange market using the regression analysis method. The study as part of its findings observed that there is a significant positive relationship between firms’ financial performance and the market value of share prices of the listed firms in Nigeria. Consequently, the paper concludes that firms’ financial performance, dividend payouts and financial leverage are strong determinants of the market value of share prices in Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 15:07
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 15:07
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1558

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