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Factors affecting the stock price performance of share issued privatizations

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  • Anthony Boardman
  • Claude Laurin

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Shareholders in many share issued privatizations (SIPs) have enjoyed substantial increases in the value of their investments. This study examines the factors that influence the long-run stock price performance of an international sample of SIPs, focusing on three-year buy and hold returns. After controlling for market-wide changes in stock prices, one finds that the relative size of the company has a negative effect on stock price performance, retained government ownership has a positive effect, the presence of a golden share has a negative effect, initial underpricing has a positive effect, and the timing of the privatization has no effect. Performance also depends on the industry and home country.

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  • Anthony Boardman & Claude Laurin, 2000. "Factors affecting the stock price performance of share issued privatizations," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(11), pages 1451-1464.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:32:y:2000:i:11:p:1451-1464
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840050151520
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