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IPO underpricing in China: New evidence from the primary and secondary markets

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  • Chang, Eddy
  • Chen, Chao
  • Chi, Jing
  • Young, Martin

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This paper divides Chinese A-Share IPO initial returns into the initial return in the primary market and in the secondary market. Our empirical evidence shows that the initial abnormal return in the secondary market is significantly positive. This study also finds that 1) the initial return in the primary market is negatively related to the subscription or lottery ratio; 2) the initial return in the secondary market is positively related to the market return, and negatively related to IPO offering prices; 3) the initial turnover is negatively related to the offering size; 4) the initial turnover has no impact on the initial return in the secondary market but the latter has a significantly positive influence on the initial turnover.

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  • Chang, Eddy & Chen, Chao & Chi, Jing & Young, Martin, 2008. "IPO underpricing in China: New evidence from the primary and secondary markets," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 1-16, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:9:y:2008:i:1:p:1-16
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