Market Capitalization in Compustat?? Please Help
Posted: 11 January 2013 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi Guys,

I am trying to find the market capitalization variable in compustat. I have found this variable:
MKVLT which says is the total market value. Is this the one that I am looking for?
can some one help me if there is other ways to find market cap?

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Posted: 12 January 2013 05:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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hi Mehdi,

I suppose you mean mkvalt? That variable seems appropriate. In case that variable has missings, you can do: csho (Common Shares Outstanding)  multiplied by prcc_f (Price Close - Annual - Fiscal) to get the market cap at fiscal year end.

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