Barron's most respected companies

Greg Filbeck, Raymond Gorman, Xin Zhao

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In this study, we investigate the performance of firms selected to Barron's Most Respected Companies against the S&P 500 and a matched sample over a short-term, long-term and operational basis. The most respected companies exhibit a statistically significant announcement effect associated with their selection and outperform the S&P 500 over longer-holding periods. The overall sample and those firms identified as top picks outperform a matched sample of firms. In addition, as measured by changes in the return on assets, the post-selection operational performance of the most respected firms was better than that of the matched firms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-641
Number of pages19
JournalAccounting and Finance
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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