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Regression

I need to regress the monthly returns of each firm(180 obs for each firm) on the returns of a particular commodity for that period(180 observations).

I have the data ready: one sheet containing returns of several companies and the commodity returns on the other hand.

While regressing in SAS, do I paste the returns of the commodity against each firm manually on the worksheet or is there some code in SAS that can directly regress each firm's returns on the commodity returns?

Right now,the data sheet looks like:

date     firm       firmret     commodityret

1          a          10               100

2          a          11               200

3          a          12               300

1          b          16              

2          b          17              

3          b          18              

1          c          10

2          c          8

3         .c          11

I need to regress firms' a,b,c....returns on commodityret.So,do i paste commodity returns  for each firm on the commodity ret column?

If anybody can suggest the solution for Stata too,it is fine.        

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Re: Regression

Assemble the data properly in a new table and call proc reg, BY firm. You'll get a separate regression for each firm :

data have;
infile datalines  missover;
input date     firm $      firmret     commodityret;
datalines;
1          a          10               100
2          a          11               200
3          a          12               300
1          b          16              
2          b          17              
3          b          18              
1          c          10
2          c          8
3          c          11
;

proc sql;
create table want as
select a.date, a.firm, a.firmret, b.commodityret
from have as a inner join have as b on a.date=b.date
where b.commodityret is not missing
order by a.firm, a.date;

quit;

proc reg data=want;
by firm;
model firmret = commodityret;
run;

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