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Tobin's q-Ratio and Market Reaction to Capital Investment Announcements

  • Blose, Laurence E
  • Shieh, Joseph C P
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    There is a significant positive relation between Tobin's q-ratio and the magnitude of stock market reaction to capital investment announcements. The findings have the following implications for capital investment theory: (i) the results provide evidence substantiating the link between the q-ratio and real investment for industrial firms. For public utilities however, no such link exists. (ii) The study finds that average q and marginal q are correlated but the relation is somewhat more complicated than simple quality as assumed by numerous empirical studies. (iii) The findings suggest that investors can use average Tobin's q-ratio to identify companies with profitable real capital investment opportunities. Copyright 1997 by MIT Press.

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    Article provided by Eastern Finance Association in its journal The Financial Review.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 449-76

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:32:y:1997:i:3:p:449-76
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