Stock Price Reaction to Non-financial News in European Technology Companies
In this paper we examine investors' valuation of non-financial corporate news items issued by European companies in the information and communications technology industry. We analyse the stock market reaction to the publication of press releases on a sample of 145 firms from 2003 to 2005. Results indicate that investors react positively to information concerning a firm's capacity to consolidate its position, diversify and grow. Investors react negatively to information about new product launches and upgrades. We also find that investors in companies with a strong market position and growth prospects highly value information on takeovers and internationalisation. In contrast, investors in low-performing companies value news of disposals and distribution alliances. Our results enhance the general understanding of the relevance of non-financial information to investors, and contribute to the debate surrounding the usefulness of publishing non-financial information.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 20 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/REAR20|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/REAR20|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:euract:v:20:y:2011:i:1:p:81-111. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Chris Longhurst)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.