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The Valuation Impacts of Specially Designated Dividends

  • Jayaraman, Narayanan
  • Shastri, Kuldeep

This paper examines the valuation impacts of specially designated dividends (SDDs) by analyzing the behavior of stock and bond prices on dates surrounding their announcements. The evidence presented here suggests that SDDs are considered positive signals by the market, with (most of) the gains associated with their announcements accruing to stockholders. In addition, we present some evidence that the gain to stockholders is negatively related to the frequency of SDD announcements.

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Volume (Year): 23 (1988)
Issue (Month): 03 (September)
Pages: 301-312

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