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Published by College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in [Urbana, Ill.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-24).

StatementJames A. Gentry, David T. Whitford, Paul Newbold
SeriesBEBR faculty working paper -- no. 85-1198, BEBR faculty working paper -- no. 85-1198.
ContributionsWhitford, David T., Newbold, Paul, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination24, [12] p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25113464M
OCLC/WorldCa741956055

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Predicting industrial bond ratings with a probit model and funds flow components by James A. Gentry Download PDF EPUB FB2

This study uses an n‐chotomous multivariate probit model with cash‐based funds flow components and financial ratios to predict industrial bond ratings. The n‐chotomous probit model provides superior information for evaluating the bond classification process.

The model determines the probabilities of a bond being rated in one of three risk. lystudiesinthesand s relied on financial ratiosand multipleregressionanalysis, e.g., Fisher [13], Pogue and Soldofsky [40], Horrigan [22] and West.

Predicting industrial bond ratings with a probit model and funds flow components by Gentry, James A; Whitford, David T; Newbold, Paul; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business AdministrationPages: Predicting industrial bond ratings with a probit model and funds flow components / Welcome to the IDEALS Repository JavaScript is disabled for your by: Predicting industrial bond ratings with a probit model and funds flow components / By James A.

Gentry, David T. Whitford and Paul Newbold. Download PDF (2 MB) Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) Publisher: [Urbana, Ill.]: College of Commerce and Business. {11} J.A. Gentry, D.T. Whifford and P. Newbold, Predicting Industrial Bond ratings with a probit model and funds flow components, Financial Review 23(3) (), Google Scholar Cross Ref {12} J.

Moody and J. Utans, Architecture Selection Strategies for Neural Networks Applications to Corporate Bond Ratings, in: Neural Networks in the. Pinches and Mingo () use factor analysis to screen variables for predicting bond ratings and then apply multiple discriminant analysis.

Kamstra, Kennedy, and Suan () improve the statistical predictive model by combining several forecasting methods to predict bond ratings in the transportation and industrial sectors. They use ordered logit method to combine forecasts and they Cited by: "Predicting Industrial Bond Ratings with a Probit Model and Funds Flow Components," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol.

23(3), pagesAugust. Ashbaugh-Skaife, Hollis & Collins, Daniel W. & LaFond, Ryan, European Journal of Operational Research 48 () North-Holland An industrial bond rating model based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process Venkat Srinivasan and Paul J. Bolster Finance and Insurance Group, Hayden Hall, Northeastern University, Boston, MAUSA Abstract: Bond ratings serve as perceived indicators of the default risk associated with bond issues and by: bond ratings and has theoretical advantages over MDA in predicting bond ratings.

Moreover, Probit is flexible in choosing the interval between two groups to best fit the data. Therefore, Probit is also superior to OLS by avoiding the problem of fixed interval between two adjoining rating classes.

In this paper, we have developed models to find out as to what factors are important in determining the bond ratings of the non-financial firms which are included in S&P index. Our analysis is different from other analyses in the literature because we have used the more recent data, i.e., the ratings belong to the yearsand This paper developed a model to predict bond ratings using financial and non-financial variables although the rating agencies believe that bond ratings could not be replicated quantitatively by.

() by using the ordered probit model in our empirical analysis. Define R it to be the credit rating category of company i in year t. R it is continuous and its range is the set of real numbers.

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The ordinary least square model based on 5-year weighted average values of financial variables was able to correctly predict 60% of the Predicting industrial bond ratings with a probit model and funds flow components book ratings of hotel and casino firms rated by Moody’s. The model shows that number of times interest earned ratio, return on assets, and total assets have a significant impact on the bond rating of hotel and casino by: for each ofbonds: 3 Nominal, 12 Discrete Ordinal, 1 Observation Weight and 45 Continuous (Ratio) Attributes, in-cluding a ground truth trade price.

To predict the bond price (often called the "trade price"), the data delineates a unique ID of the bond (nominal discrete attribute), a categorical ID ofFile Size: KB. Gentry, J., D. Whitford, and P. Newbold (), 'Predicting Industrial Bond Ratings with a Probit Model and Funds Flow Components', The Financial Review (August ), pp.

Hong Kong Society of Accountants (), 'Cash Flow Statements': Statement of Standard Accounting Practice No. 15, (HKSA, September ). Since the Great Recession, investors have funneled unprecedented amounts of money into corporate bond mutual funds.

These funds’ holdings accounted for around 21% of the total amounts outstanding of corporate bonds in (), and the dollar value of these holdings more than doubled to over trillion dollars between and (see Investment Company Institute ).Cited by:   Anecdotal and empirical evidence suggests that rating agencies are sometimes slow to respond to new information.

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