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IPO underpricing in China: New evidence from the primary and secondary markets

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  • Chang, Eddy
  • Chen, Chao
  • Chi, Jing
  • Young, Martin

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This paper divides Chinese A-Share IPO initial returns into the initial return in the primary market and in the secondary market. Our empirical evidence shows that the initial abnormal return in the secondary market is significantly positive. This study also finds that 1) the initial return in the primary market is negatively related to the subscription or lottery ratio; 2) the initial return in the secondary market is positively related to the market return, and negatively related to IPO offering prices; 3) the initial turnover is negatively related to the offering size; 4) the initial turnover has no impact on the initial return in the secondary market but the latter has a significantly positive influence on the initial turnover.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Emerging Markets Review.

Volume (Year): 9 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-16

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:9:y:2008:i:1:p:1-16

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  1. Tian, Lihui, 2011. "Regulatory underpricing: Determinants of Chinese extreme IPO returns," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 78-90, January.
  2. Su, Chen & Brookfield, David, 2013. "An evaluation of the impact of stock market reforms on IPO under-pricing in China: The certification role of underwriters," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 20-33.
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  5. Shen, Zhe & Coakley, Jerry & Instefjord, Norvald, 2013. "Investor participation and underpricing in lottery-allocated Chinese IPOs," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 294-314.

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