La Salle Basel Alumni Virtual Networking Event
Thursday, May 20
6:00 p.m. Basel Time
Join alumni who studied in the La Salle Basel MBA Program for a virtual networking event with the Dean and faculty members. Registered guests will hear an update from the Dean on what is happening at La Salle and a dynamic presentation from Dr. Joe Ugras and Dr. Nilofar Varzgani on "“Stock Price Movement: Numbers or Words" followed by networking.
The presentation will discuss the many factors that influence Stock Prices. The volatility not only creates opportunities but also risks for investors. Most of the volatility occurs at the time the companies release information to the public about their financial performance. Traditionally the impact of numbers from the Income Statement has been studied by Accounting and Finance researchers. Artificial Intelligence with textual analysis of written documents has become an important analytic tool in accounting and financial decision making. Dr. Ugras and Dr. Varzgani have been examining the impact of the language used during the Earnings Calls and they will inform us about how investors react to the language used in Earnings Conference Calls.
Please register by May 19 and a zoom link will be emailed to you.