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Institutional Ownership and Distribution of Equity Returns

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  • Aggarwal, Raj
  • Rao, Ramesh P

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Although there is considerable evidence of the importance of skewness and kurtosis in equity returns, much less attention has been paid to their determinants. Recent theoretical and empirical advances in the literature suggest that the information structure and other market characteristics affect the nature of return distributions. One such characteristic is the degree of institutional ownership in the stock. This study hypothesizes and documents a significant inverse relationship between the degree of institutional ownership and the standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis of equity returns. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by Eastern Finance Association in its journal The Financial Review.

Volume (Year): 25 (1990)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 211-29

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Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:25:y:1990:i:2:p:211-29

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  3. Eakins, Stanley G. & Stansell, Stanley R. & Below, Scott D., 1996. "The determinants of institutional demand for common stock: Tests of the capm vs. individual stock attributes," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 237-257.
  4. Tian, Yisong Sam, 1998. "A Trinomial Option Pricing Model Dependent on Skewness and Kurtosis," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 315-330.
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  7. David Burnie & Adri De Ridder, 2009. "Bear Market Behavior of Institutional Investors in Sweden," American Journal of Business, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 24(1), pages 33-46.
  8. Akhigbe, Aigbe & Martin, Anna D., 2008. "Influence of disclosure and governance on risk of US financial services firms following Sarbanes-Oxley," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(10), pages 2124-2135, October.
  9. R. Stafford Johnson & Richard Zuber & John Gandar, 2006. "Binomial pricing of fixed-income securities for increasing and decreasing interest rate cases," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(14), pages 1029-1046.

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