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Adverse Selection, Spread Behavior, and Over-the-Counter Seasoned Equity Offerings

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  • Tripathy, Niranjan
  • Rao, Ramesh P

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In this paper the effects of over-the-counter seasoned equity issuances on the percentage bid-ask spreads around announcement and offer dates are examined. A declining spread in the pre-announcement period suggests that resolution of information asymmetry begins well before the announcement date. Further, using issue size as a proxy for the extent of information asymmetry, the authors observe that spreads for larger issues reach "normal" levels before the first public disclosure of the offering. For smaller issues this occurs only on the offer date. Results are consistent with the dealer experiencing reduced adverse information risk as a result of information-gathering efforts during the underwriting process.

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Article provided by Southern Finance Association & Southwestern Finance Association in its journal Journal of Financial Research.

Volume (Year): 15 (1992)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
Pages: 39-56

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:15:y:1992:i:1:p:39-56

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  1. Ginglinger, Edith & Koenig-Matsoukis, Laure & Riva, Fabrice, 2013. "Seasoned equity offerings: Stock market liquidity and the rights offer paradox," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/10852, Paris Dauphine University.
  2. Kryzanowski, Lawrence & Rubalcava, Arturo, 2004. "Valuation effects of domestic and international seasoned equity offerings by Canadian cross-listed firms," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 171-186, April.
  3. Kryzanowski, Lawrence & Lazrak, Skander & Rakita, Ian, 2010. "Behavior of liquidity and returns around Canadian seasoned equity offerings," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(12), pages 2954-2967, December.
  4. Riva, Fabrice & Ginglinger, Edith & Koenig-Matsoukis, Laure, 2009. "Stock market liquidity and the rights offer paradox," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/3035, Paris Dauphine University.
  5. Spiess, D. Katherine & Affleck-Graves, John, 1995. "Underperformance in long-run stock returns following seasoned equity offerings," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 243-267, July.
  6. Koenig-Matsoukis, Laure & Riva, Fabrice & Ginglinger, Edith, 2009. "Stock market liquidity and the rights offer paradox," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/2939, Paris Dauphine University.

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