Swedish Stock Recommendations: Information Content or Price Pressure?
AbstractThe paper analyzes stock-price reactions to stock recommendations published in printed Swedish media and also trading volumes at and around the publication day, bid/ask spreads, and the post-publication drift in recommended stocks for the period 1995-2000. Its small size and limited number of actors makes the Swedish stock market an interesting comparison to the U.S. stock markets. The positive publication-day effect for buy recommendations was almost fully reversed after 20 days, supporting the price-pressure hypothesis, and the effect for sell recommendations was negative and prices continued to drift down, supporting the information hypothesis. Analysts seem to hand their information to clients before publication, whereas no such information-leaking pattern was observed for journalists. The impact to recommendations from journalists was significantly larger than analyst recommendations, implying a tradeoff between the size of pre-publication cumulative abnormal returns and the publication-day effect.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 98.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 11 May 2003
Date of revision: 19 Sep 2003
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Price-pressure hypothesis; Information hypothesis; Journalists; Analysts;
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- G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
- G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
- G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2003-05-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-CFN-2003-05-18 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-EEC-2003-05-18 (European Economics)
- NEP-FIN-2003-05-18 (Finance)
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