The Ex-dividend Day: Action On and Off the Danish Exchange
We examine ex-dividend day behavior on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. We report price-drop ratios of 32% and 18% for close-to-close and close-to-open samples, respectively, well below the ratios observed in the United States. Our findings are generally consistent with limit order adjustment explanations from recent literature. In Denmark, a unique average price trading opportunity makes it possible for investors to capture dividends without directly altering supply or demand in the regular market, and therefore not necessarily driving the price-drop ratios toward one. Copyright (c) 2010, The Eastern Finance Association.
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Volume (Year): 45 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
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