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Actual share repurchases, timing and liquidity

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  • Hamon, Jacques
  • Ginglinger, Edith
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    Research on the impact of open market share repurchases has been hindered by the lack of data available on actual share repurchases in many countries, including the US. Using a previously unused database containing detailed information on 36,848 repurchases made by 352 French firms, we show that corporate share repurchases have a significant adverse effect on liquidity as measured by bid–ask spread or depth. Our results also indicate that share repurchases largely reflect contrarian trading rather than managerial timing ability.

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    Paper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/1748.

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    Date of creation: Mar 2007
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    Publication status: Published in Journal of Banking and Finance, 2007, Vol. 31, no. 3. pp. 915-938.Length: 23 pages
    Handle: RePEc:dau:papers:123456789/1748

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    Keywords: Liquidity; Timing; Repurchase; Microstructure; Corporate; Finance; Euronext Paris;

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