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Orphan versus non-orphan IPOs: the difference analyst coverage makes

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  • Boissin, Romain

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This paper addresses the question of the importance of analyst coverage for the long-run returns of IPO firms over the period from 1991 to 2010. In US IPOs, during the one- to five-year horizon, we find a significant long-run abnormal performance by orphans (IPOs without analyst coverage) compared to non-orphans (IPOs with analyst coverage.Further analysis reveals that this outperformance by non-orphans stems from high analyst coverage. Our results are robust after accounting for venture capital backing, underwriting syndicates, underpricing, institutional investor ownership, or operating performance variables.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 41584.

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Date of creation: 20 Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41584

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