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ON the TIMING of INITIAL STOCK REPURCHASES

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  • Luís Krug Pacheco

    () (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

  • Clara Raposo

    () (ISCTE, Business School)

Abstract

In this paper, we study the timing of initial stock repurchases for a sample of firms from their IPO onwards, using panel adjusted logistic regressions and hazard models to examine which variables may predict and theoretical hypotheses may explain these transactions. First, we find that initial repurchases (in comparison with non-repurchase firms) seem to have similar financial characteristics of dividend initiators (relative to matched dividend postpone firms), as reported by Kale et al., (2006) and Bulan et al., (2006). Second, our empirical findings in the two multivariate empirical approaches used are particularly consistent with the timing and undervaluation signaling hypotheses in explaining the timing of stock repurchases, consistent with the results of Jagannathan and Stephens (2003) for the likelihood of less frequent stock repurchases. We also offer some support for the risk reduction signaling, free cash flow and maturity hypotheses for initial repurchase firms which are also dividend payers.

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  • Luís Krug Pacheco & Clara Raposo, 2009. "ON the TIMING of INITIAL STOCK REPURCHASES," Working Papers de Gestão (Management Working Papers) 06, Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
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    1. Luís Krug Pacheco & Clara Raposo, 2009. "THE CAPITAL and CASH FLOW SOURCES and USES of INITIAL STOCK REPURCHASE FIRMS," Working Papers de Gestão (Management Working Papers) 07, Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

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    Keywords

    Stock Repurchases; Initial Stock Repurchases; Timing of Initial Repurchases; Payout Policy.;

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    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G35 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Payout Policy

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