Explore BrainMass
Share

DJIA: Market Capitalization and Distribution

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Thirty companies comprise the DJIA. Just how big are these companies? One common method for measuring the size of a company is to use its market capitalization, which is computed by multiplying the number of stock shares by the price of a share of stocks. On June 19, 2009, the market capitalization of these companies ranged from caterpillar's $20.5 billion to Exxonmobil's $347.4 billion. The market capitalization values for the 30 companies that comprise the DJIA are stored in DowMarketCap.

Decide whether the market capitalization of companies in the DJIA appears to be approximately normally distributed by
a. Comparing data characteristics to theoretical properties.
b. Constructing a normal probability plot
c. Constructing a histogram.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 1:09 am ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/statistics/normal-distribution/djia-market-capitalization-distribution-525107

Attachments

Solution Summary

The solution decides whether the market capitalization of companies in the DJIA appears to be approximately normally distributed

$2.19