Consider the percentage change in stock price of the most active issues traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange, as shown in Table 3.9.3.
In Table 3.9.3
a. Construct a histogram of this data set.
b. Describe the distribution shape.
c. Identify the outlier.
d. Interpret the outlier. In particular, what is it telling you about UAL Corporation as compared to other heavily traded stocks on this day?
e. Suppose you are conducting a study of price changes of heavily traded stocks. Discuss the different ways you might deal with this outlier. In particular, would it be appropriate to omit it from the analysis?

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