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Are analysts' cash flow forecasts useful?


  • Sung Hwan Jung
  • Steven Cahan


type="main" xml:id="acfi12103-abs-0001"> This study provides evidence that the cost of equity capital decreases with the number of analysts who issue both cash flow and earnings forecasts (cash analysts). The evidence also shows that cash analysts reduce information asymmetry and predict long-term earnings more accurately than analysts who issue only earnings forecasts. Taken together, these findings suggest that cash analysts provide market participants with high-quality information and, as a result, firms benefit from cash analyst coverage in the form of a reduced cost of equity capital.

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  • Sung Hwan Jung & Steven Cahan, 2015. "Are analysts' cash flow forecasts useful?," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 55(3), pages 825-859, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:acctfi:v:55:y:2015:i:3:p:825-859

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