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Ankündigungseffekte der Emission von High-Yield Bonds in Europa


  • André Betzer

    (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, Lehrstuhl für Finanz- und Bankwirtschaft, Gaußstraße 20, D-42119 Wuppertal)

  • Peter Limbach

    (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Finanzwirtschaft, Banken und Versicherungen - Abteilung Finanzwirtschaft und Banken -, Kaiserstrasse 12, D-76131 Karlsruhe)


This article examines for the still young European corporate high-yield bond market in what way bond-issue announcements affect the issuing companies’ share prices and which determinants can explain the share price responses observed. On the basis of all events identifiable for the period 1998–2006, this study suggests the existence of a significant, negative cumulated abnormal return of –1.14% on the three days around the date the issue was announced. This study, like the US studies hitherto made (Huffman/Ward (1996) inter alia), is not able to identify determinants of abnormal return levels.

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  • André Betzer & Peter Limbach, 2010. "Ankündigungseffekte der Emission von High-Yield Bonds in Europa," Credit and Capital Markets, Credit and Capital Markets, vol. 43(2), pages 243-270.
  • Handle: RePEc:kuk:journl:v:43:y:2010:i:2:p:243-270

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    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill


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