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Investor Reaction to Corporate Event Announcements: Underreaction or Overreaction?

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  • Padmaja Kadiyala

    (Purdue University)

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Two conflicting behavioral models, underreaction and overreaction, have been proposed to explain long-run abnormal returns following a variety of corporate events. We test hypotheses that distinguish between these two models. We find that across four different corporate events, long-run abnormal returns exhibit a pattern that is most consistent with investor underreaction to short-term information available prior to the event and to the information conveyed by the event itself. The pattern in long-run abnormal returns is inconsistent with the overreaction model as well as with a model that postulates investor underreaction to short-term information and overreaction to long-term trends.

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  • Padmaja Kadiyala, 2004. "Investor Reaction to Corporate Event Announcements: Underreaction or Overreaction?," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 77(2), pages 357-386, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:77:y:2004:i:2:p:357-386
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