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Divergence Of Opinion And Long-Term Performance Of Initial Public Offerings

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  • Yan Gao
  • Connie X. Mao
  • Rui Zhong
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    Miller's hypothesis posits that divergence of opinion can lead to asset overvaluation and subsequent long-term underperformance in markets (such as initial public offerings [IPOs]) with restricted short-selling. Consistent with this hypothesis, we find that early-market return volatility, a proxy for divergence of opinion, is negatively related to subsequent IPO long-term abnormal returns. This relation holds after accounting for other factors that previous studies suggest affect long-term abnormal returns for IPOs (including another proxy for divergence of opinion). Moreover, we find that this relation is stronger in IPO markets than in non-IPO markets (where short-selling restrictions are less stringent), again consistent with Miller's hypothesis. 2006 The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.

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

    Volume (Year): 29 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 113-129

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    Cited by:
    1. Chan, Yue-Cheong, 2014. "How does retail sentiment affect IPO returns? Evidence from the internet bubble period," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 235-248.
    2. Wen-Chung Guo & Sy-Ming Guu & Ting-Yun Chang, 2011. "Equilibrium Information Acquisition, Prediction Abilities and Asset Prices," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 37(1), pages 89-111, January.
    3. Hsuan-Chi Chen & Wen-Chung Guo, 2010. "Divergence of opinion and initial public offerings," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 34(1), pages 59-79, January.

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