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Penny Stock IPOs

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  • Daniel J. Bradley
  • John W. Cooney Jr.
  • Steven D. Dolvin
  • Bradford D. Jordan

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We examine underpricing, long-run returns, lockup periods, and gross spreads for penny stock IPOs over the 1990-1998 period. We find that penny stock IPOs have higher initial returns than ordinary IPOs, but significantly worse long-run underperformance. We also find that penny stock IPOs have longer lockup periods and larger gross spreads. To explore the effect of potential market manipulation, we examine IPOs led by a group of underwriters that were the subject of SEC enforcement actions and/or other penalties. Penny stock issues led by these banks are particularly underpriced and underperform ordinary IPOs led by other underwriters. Copyright (c) 2006 Financial Management Association International.

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  • Daniel J. Bradley & John W. Cooney Jr. & Steven D. Dolvin & Bradford D. Jordan, 2006. "Penny Stock IPOs," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 35(1), pages 5-29, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finmgt:v:35:y:2006:i:1:p:5-29
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