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Market Underreaction to Open Market Share Repurchases

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  • David Ikenberry
  • Josef Lakonishok
  • Theo Vermaelen

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We examine long-run firm performance following open market share repurchase announcements which occurred during the period 1980 to 1990. We find that the average abnormal four-year buy-and-hold return measured after the initial announcement is 12.1 percent. For `value' stocks, companies more likely to be repurchasing shares because of undervaluation, the average abnormal return is 45.3 percent. For repurchases announced by `glamour' stocks where undervaluation is less likely to be an important motive, no positive drift in abnormal returns is observed. Thus, at least with respect to value stocks, the market errs in its initial response and appears to ignore much of the information conveyed through repurchase announcements.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 4965.

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Date of creation: Dec 1994
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Publication status: published as Journal of Financial Economics, Oct-Nov 1995, vol 39, no 2 and 3, pp 181-20 8.
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