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Ex-dividend date stock behavior and the clientele effect: Evidence around a tax reduction

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  • Muñoz, Ercio
  • Rodriguez, Arturo

This study analyzes the behavior of stock prices around the ex-dividend date focusing on the effects of a major tax reduction. Using the 40 most heavily traded shares on the Santiago Stock Exchange, the study evaluates price drop ratios using various measures of ex-dividend day prices. The findings indicate that the dividend tax reduction has an effect on the price drop ratio; this result is consistent with the clientele effect hypothesis.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Global Finance Journal.

Volume (Year): 32 (2017)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 55-61

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Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:32:y:2017:i:c:p:55-61
DOI: 10.1016/j.gfj.2016.06.003
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