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Are Financial Constraints Priced? Evidence from Firm Fundamentals and Stock Returns

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  • MURILLO CAMPELLO
  • LONG CHEN

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Using comprehensive firm- and aggregate-level data, this paper studies the real and financial implications of capital market imperfections. We first examine whether financially constrained firms' business fundamentals (capital spending and operating earnings) are more sensitive to macroeconomic movements than unconstrained firms' fundamentals. We then examine whether financial constraint "return factors" respond to macroeconomic shocks in tandem with the responses from business fundamentals. The evidence in this paper points to financial constraints affecting both fundamental quantities and asset returns. Copyright (c) 2010 The Ohio State University.

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  • Murillo Campello & Long Chen, 2010. "Are Financial Constraints Priced? Evidence from Firm Fundamentals and Stock Returns," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 42(6), pages 1185-1198, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:42:y:2010:i:6:p:1185-1198
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