On Feb. 3 Rautaruukki Corp., a major Finnish steel construction and engineering company, disappointed investors with its fourth-quarter report. Rautaruukki's shares dropped 4% the day after the company said that its fourth-quarter net loss of €30 million fell short of the consensus estimate of a €19 million profit (see chart 1). Share price and its volatility is one of the influential components of the Risk-to-Price (R2P) scoring model. R2P measures on a relative basis how well a given security compensates investors, through yield, for underlying market and credit risks. The first quartile contains the highest-scoring issues, which best compensate investors for underlying risks; the lowest scores rank in the fourth quartile. Having digested this disappointing earnings report and investors' negative...
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