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Jeopardy, non-public information, and insider trading around SEC 10-K and 10-Q filings

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  • Steven Huddart

    (Pennsylvania State University)

  • Bin Ke

    (Pennsylvania State University)

  • Charles Shi

    (University of California, Irvine)

Abstract

Evidence contrasting insider trades in the U.S. between high- and low- jeopardy periods and across firms at high and low risk for 10b-5 litigation indicates insiders condition their trades on foreknowledge of price-relevant public disclosures, but avoid profitable trades when jeopardy due to trade is high. Insiders avoid profitable trades before quarterly earnings are announced. Subsequent trades reflect foreknowledge of the forthcoming Form 10-K or 10-Q filing, which contains additional price-relevant information. Insiders appear to profit passively from earnings announcement and actively from foreknowledge of 10-K and 10-Q filings.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Law and Economics with number 0502001.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: 07 Feb 2005
Date of revision: 03 Jul 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwple:0502001

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