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REIT Stock Repurchases: Completion Rates, Long - Run Returns, and the Straddle Hypothesis

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  • Gregory L. Adams

    () (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602)

  • James C. Brau

    () (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602)

  • Andrew Holmes

    () (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602)

Abstract

This study of real estate investment trusts (REITs) analyzes three possible explanations for the stock price reaction to a repurchase announcement and the subsequent repurchase behavior of managers under each hypothesis. Two of the hypotheses, the signaling hypothesis and the exchange option hypothesis, are established in the existing literature; the third hypothesis is a modification of the exchange option hypothesis. The exchange option hypothesis is extended to allow for additional flexibility in management decisions. This extended exchange option hypothesis is termed the ‘‘straddle’’ hypothesis because it provides management with both a call and put option. The empirical analyses show the straddle hypothesis is a more robust explanation of changes in shares outstanding in the postannouncement period than the alternative explanations.

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  • Gregory L. Adams & James C. Brau & Andrew Holmes, 2007. "REIT Stock Repurchases: Completion Rates, Long - Run Returns, and the Straddle Hypothesis," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 29(2), pages 115-136.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:29:n:2:2007:p:115-136
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    1. James Brau & J. Carpenter & Mauricio Rodriguez & C. Sirmans, 2013. "REIT Going Private Decisions," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 46(1), pages 24-43, January.

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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services

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