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Motives for Multiple Open-Market Repurchase Programs

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  • Murali Jagannathan
  • Clifford Stephens
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    We examine differences in motives, firm characteristics, market performance, and subsequent operating performance of firms that repurchase shares frequently versus firms that repurchase only occasionally or infrequently. Frequent repurchasers are much larger, have significantly less variation in operating income, and higher dividend payout ratios. Infrequent repurchases are made by smaller firms with more volatile operating income, lower institutional ownership, lower market-to-book ratios and high degrees of asymmetric information. Although most repurchases are viewed favorably by the market, infrequent repurchases receive a much stronger positive reaction. Finally, we find little evidence of improved operating performance following repurchase announcements.

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    Article provided by Financial Management Association in its journal Financial Management.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (Summer)
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    Handle: RePEc:fma:fmanag:jagannathanstephens03

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    1. Boudry, Walter I. & Kallberg, Jarl G. & Liu, Crocker H., 2013. "Investment opportunities and share repurchases," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 23-38.
    2. Lin, Ji-Chai & Stephens, Clifford P. & Wu, YiLin, 2014. "Limited attention, share repurchases, and takeover risk," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 283-301.
    3. Ben-Rephael, Azi & Oded, Jacob & Wohl, Avi, 2011. "Do firms buy their stock at bargain prices? Evidence from actual stock repurchase disclosure," CFS Working Paper Series 2011/17, Center for Financial Studies (CFS).
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