Performance of Publicly Traded Agricultural Companies Since 2000: Construction of the AgIndex

The crop farming sector has been relatively profitable in the past several years, whereas the general economy has gone through a great deal of turmoil. In this research, we constructed an AgIndex, which tracked the stock prices of publicly traded companies dealing with agriculture performed since 2000. As a group, the market values of publicly traded firms within the AgIndex exceeded those of Standard & Poors 500 (S&P 500) since 2000. Returns were higher for agricultural firms compared with S&P 500 firms. Performance varied across agricultural sectors with fertilizer and seed companies performing the best.


Editor(s):
Wetzstein, Michael E.
Subject(s):
Issue Date:
2012-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/130275
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 44, Number 3
Page range:
359-369
Total Pages:
11
JEL Codes:
R51




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