How Well do Analysts Predict Stock Prices? Evidence from Russia.
The article investigates the main types of cost used for the purposes of valuation and accounting practices. The relationship and the types of strategic decisions are made with the value and kind of value capital of the commercial organization. The proposed principal base strategic decisions that may be taken based on the information on the capital value.
In this article model of intertemporal equilibrium of two agents (a firm-producer and a proprietor-consumer) is presented. Its distinguishing feature is the description of the firm as a joint stock company, the purpose of which is to maximize the present value of dividends paid. A complete solution for all initial conditions is obtained. It is shown that the equilibrium in the model is effective.
In this article investigated the current state of the conceptual ideas about capital. The physical and financial capital concept as an approach based on the principles of preservation of capital and maintenance of the organization. Also analyzed alternative capital treatment, considering the capital in terms of its characteristics depending on the version of equating the main elements of the balance equation. The main directions of development of the theory of capital are proposed.
This research is based on Kaggle1 competition for Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar Inc. sells a variety of construction and mining equipment. Each machine relies on a complex set of tubes. Tubes can vary across a number of dimensions, material, bends, length and other parameters. Caterpillar Inc. relies on a variety of suppliers to manufacture these tube assemblies, each having their own unique pricing model. The challenge is to predict supplier's tube price based on tube parameters. Caterpillar Inc. reviles novel field to apply machine learning technique. In this paper I reveal a good approach to solve this task. This solution ranked in a top 10% among more than 1300 contestants. Ranking was based on RMSLE and the solution achieved 0.218223. I found useful to ensemble various random forests  predictions with xgboost  library.
The concluding chapter takes stock of the book’s core notion of high participation systems (HPS) of higher education, in the context of the eight country studies and seventeen HPS propositions. The propositions engender extensive, though not unanimous, support. Declining institutional diversity and more complex governance are broadly agreed, but Finland and Norway differ from the other cases in stratification and equity. The HPS theory and findings are compared and contrasted with Martin Trow’s seminal work. The book ends with a central and enduring tension in HPS. Higher education as self-formation empowers individual agency in HPS on a larger and more inclusive scale. Yet, in HPS those without higher education are more disadvantaged; the average graduate has less social and occupational distinction; and secular tendencies to intensive competition for elite education and institutional bifurcation lead to greater inequality in educational and social outcomes, unless Nordic-style values are sustained.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.