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Underpricing And Long-Run Performance Of Share Issue Privatizations In The Egyptian Stock Market

  • Mohammed Omran
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    The underpricing of initial public offerings (IPOs) is documented for 53 share issue privatizations in Egypt between 1994 and 1998. Over several intervals (up to five years), I find mixed results: share issue privatizations sustain their positive performance and provide investors with positive abnormal returns over a one-year period; however, my results document negative abnormal returns over three- and five-year horizons. The initial excess returns are determined by ex ante uncertainty and oversubscription, whereas the aftermarket abnormal returns over a one-year period are driven by ex ante uncertainty and the price-earnings ratio. However, over three- and five-year periods, abnormal returns are significantly affected by initial excess returns, the price-earnings ratio, and, to a lesser extent, oversubscription. The empirical findings are consistent with IPO markets in which investors are overoptimistic about the performance of these issues but grow more pessimistic over time. 2005 The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.

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    Article provided by Southern Finance Association & Southwestern Finance Association in its journal Journal of Financial Research.

    Volume (Year): 28 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 215-234

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:28:y:2005:i:2:p:215-234
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