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The Long-Run Negative Drift of Post-listing Stock Returns

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  • Dharan, Bala G
  • Ikenberry, David L

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After firms move trading in their stock to the American or New York Stock Exchanges, stock returns are generally poor. Although many listing firms issue equity around the time of listing, postlisting performance is not entirely explained by the equity issuance puzzle. Similar to the conclusions regarding other long-run phenomena, poor postlisting performance appears related to managers timing their application for listing. Managers of smaller firms, where initial listing requirements may be more binding, tend to apply for listing before a decline in performance. Poor postlisting performance is not observed in larger firms. Copyright 1995 by American Finance Association.

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  • Dharan, Bala G & Ikenberry, David L, 1995. " The Long-Run Negative Drift of Post-listing Stock Returns," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 50(5), pages 1547-1574, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:50:y:1995:i:5:p:1547-74
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