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Effect of dividend and repurchase announcements on the polish stock market

  • Henryk Gurgul


    (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Science and Technology, Poland)

  • Pawel Majdosz

    (Department of Quantitative Methods, School of Economics and Computer Science, Poland)

The main aim of this paper is to explore the information content of dividend and buy back announcements. Using daily data from the Warsaw Stock Exchange, we investigate the reaction of stock prices of the announcing firms as well as the industry rivals to the announcement issue. The regression analysis is carried out to explain the differences in magnitude of valuation effects across rivals.

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Article provided by Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Organization and Management in its journal Operations Research and Decisions.

Volume (Year): 1 (2005)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 25-41

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Handle: RePEc:wut:journl:v:1:y:2005:p:25-41
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