BRN 481 Case #2: due 6/8/2018


On January 19, 2017 the US Department of Justice announced that it had settled a case against Credit Suisse(CS) for a payment of $5.28 billion. The course web page has an Excel spreadsheet file (in ZIP format) BRN481Case118.ZIP that contains daily stock returns for CS as well as UBS, the SMI market portfolio from May 1998 through May 2018. You should do this assignment in groups and prepare a concise report that explains your analysis and findings. Neat, coherent presentation of high-quality analysis is the goal of this assignment. Do not include lots of computer output (although you may copy small portions of output that include relevant statistics).

Analyze the stock market reaction of CS and UBS to the announcement of the settlement. Provide and interpretation of whether his was good or bad news for CS and UBS, and why.

Feel free to use internet resources (e.g., Google) to learn more about these companies and this transaction.


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