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Investor Recognition, Liquidity, and Exchange Listings in the Reformed Markets

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  • Pankaj K. Jain
  • Jang-Chul Kim

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We examine multiple facets of firms’ decisions to list on the NYSE. Although the average Nasdaq spreads are now comparable to the average NYSE spreads, we find that firms continue to switch from Nasdaq to the NYSE, and that they experience positive cumulative abnormal returns on listing. Using a simultaneous system of equations approach, we establish that enhanced investor recognition mainly explains this phenomenon. A logistic regression suggests that corporate listing choice is consistent with these findings, since eligible unlisted firms already have high volumes and recognition and might not benefit as much as do firms that actually switch.

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

Volume (Year): 35 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (Summer)
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Handle: RePEc:fma:fmanag:jainkim06

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  1. Papaioannou, George J. & Travlos, Nickolaos G. & Viswanathan, K.G., 2009. "Visibility effects and timing in stock listing changes: Evidence from operating performance," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 357-377, May.
  2. Davies, Ryan J. & Kim, Sang Soo, 2009. "Using matched samples to test for differences in trade execution costs," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 173-202, May.
  3. Gottesman, Aron A. & Nam, Jouahn & Thornton Jr., John H. & Wynne, Kevin, 2010. "NYSE listings and firm borrowing costs: An empirical investigation," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 26-42.

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