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Seasonalities in security returns: the case of earnings announcements

  • V.V. Chari
  • Ravi Jagannathan
  • Aharon R. Ofer

An examination of the behavior of stock returns around quarterly earnings announcement dates finds a seasonal pattern: small firms show large positive abnormal returns and a sizable increase in the variability of returns around these dates. Only part of the large abnormal returns can be accounted for by the fact that firms with good news tend to announce early. Large firms show no abnormal returns around announcement dates and a much smaller increase in variability.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in its series Staff Report with number 110.

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Date of creation: 1987
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedmsr:110
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