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Calls of Warrants: Timing and Market Reaction


  • Schultz, Paul


This paper examines the timing of, and reaction to, calls of callable warrants. Three main findings emerge. First, unlike convertible bonds or preferred stock, callable warrants are called almost as soon as possible. Second, there is a negative price reaction of about 3 percent when a call is announced. Finally, at the completion of a call, the stock price rebounds by an average of 7 percent. The total reaction from announcement through completion of the call is a positive excess return of about 4 percent. Copyright 1993 by American Finance Association.

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  • Schultz, Paul, 1993. " Calls of Warrants: Timing and Market Reaction," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 48(2), pages 681-696, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:48:y:1993:i:2:p:681-96

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    1. Darsinos, T. & Satchell, S.E., 2002. "On the Valuation of Warrants and Executive Stock Options: Pricing Formulae for Firms with Multiple Warrants/Executive Options," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 0218, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
    2. L. Paige Fields & William T. Moore, 1995. "Equity Valuation Effects Of Forced Warrant Exercise," Journal of Financial Research, Southern Finance Association;Southwestern Finance Association, vol. 18(2), pages 157-170, June.

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