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Market Feedback and Equity Issuance: Evidence from Repeat Equity Issues

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  • Hovakimian, Armen
  • Hutton, Irena

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Higher first-year post-issue returns are associated with a significantly higher probability of follow-on equity issuance over the next 5 years. This result holds when we control for pre-issue returns and other factors known to affect the probability of equity issuance. The result is most consistent with the market feedback hypothesis that a high post-issue return encourages managers to increase the firm’s investment because it implies that, in the market’s view, the marginal return to the project is high.

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  • Hovakimian, Armen & Hutton, Irena, 2010. "Market Feedback and Equity Issuance: Evidence from Repeat Equity Issues," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 45(03), pages 739-762, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jfinqa:v:45:y:2010:i:03:p:739-762_00
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    3. Floros, Ioannis V. & Sapp, Travis R.A., 2012. "Why do firms issue private equity repeatedly? On the motives and information content of multiple PIPE offerings," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(12), pages 3469-3481.
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    5. Vincent J. Intintoli & Shrikant P. Jategaonkar & Kathleen M. Kahle, 2014. "The Effect of Demand for Shares on the Timing and Underpricing of Seasoned Equity Offers," Financial Management, Financial Management Association International, vol. 43(1), pages 61-86, March.

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