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Revisiting the corroboration effects of earnings and dividend announcements


  • Louis T. W. Cheng
  • T. Y. Leung


Using a unique market setting in Hong Kong, where (i) all firms release earnings and dividend information in the same announcement; (ii) corporate transparency is low; (iii) dividend income is non-taxable and (iv) corporate ownership is highly concentrated, we re-examine the corroboration effects of earnings and dividends. We use the control firm approach to avoid the return estimation bias resulting from observation clustering. We also add in variables and use econometric procedure to control for the potential impacts of earnings management, special dividends and heteroskedasticity. Our findings show that there exists a corroboration effect between the jointly announced signals. Copyright The Authors Journal compilation (c) 2006 AFAANZ.

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  • Louis T. W. Cheng & T. Y. Leung, 2006. "Revisiting the corroboration effects of earnings and dividend announcements," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 46(2), pages 221-241.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:acctfi:v:46:y:2006:i:2:p:221-241

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    4. Scott Walker, 2015. "Repeated Dividend Increases: A Collection of Four Essays," PhD Thesis, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, number 17.

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