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Price reaction to rights issues in the Indian capital market

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  • Marisetty, Vijaya B.
  • Marsden, Alastair
  • Veeraraghavan, Madhu
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    This study examines securities price reaction to announcements of rights issues by listed Indian firms during the period 1997-2005. We document a positive but statistically insignificant price reaction to such announcements. The price reaction is significantly more negative for firms with a family group affiliation compared to firms with no family group affiliation. The notable differential price reaction between firms with and without a family group affiliation can be explained by the "tunneling hypothesis." For firms affiliated with a family group, we surmise that investors perceive that the proceeds of the rights issue may be misused for the benefit of the controlling shareholder. We also find that higher levels of individual shareholding in the firm are associated with a more positive price reaction to the announcement.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 316-340

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:16:y:2008:i:3:p:316-340

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