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A Re-examination of Shareholder Wealth Effects of Calls of Convertible Preferred Stock


  • Mais, Eric L
  • Moore, William T
  • Rogers, Ronald C


Common stock price reactions to announcements of sixty-seven calls of the in-the-money convertible preferred stocks are examined, and a significant average abnormal return of -1.6 percent is documented. The finding is robust to the choice of estimation period and the assumed return-generating process. Annual dividend obligations for the called preferred issues in the sample typically are greater than the dividends for the common shares into which they are converted, and announcement-period abnormal returns are negatively correlated with changes in dividends. Moreover, calls that result in dilution of voting rights appear to have greater adverse valuation effects than calls that do not alter voting rights concentration. Copyright 1989 by American Finance Association.

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  • Mais, Eric L & Moore, William T & Rogers, Ronald C, 1989. " A Re-examination of Shareholder Wealth Effects of Calls of Convertible Preferred Stock," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 44(5), pages 1401-1410, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:44:y:1989:i:5:p:1401-10

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