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Does The Stock Market Punish Corporate Malfeasance? A Case Study of Citigroup

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  • Bruce Mizrach

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  • Susan Zhang Weerts

    () (Rutgers University)

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This paper examines how well the market anticipates regulatory sanction. We look at key dates of SEC, NASD, FTC, Congressional and foreign investigations and their subsequent resolution. Our event study confirms that the settlements provide little new information to the market. In six major case groupings, we find highly accurate predictions from market capitalization changes of settlements and associated private litigation.

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  • Bruce Mizrach & Susan Zhang Weerts, 2006. "Does The Stock Market Punish Corporate Malfeasance? A Case Study of Citigroup," Departmental Working Papers 200601, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:200601
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    1. Paul A. Griffin & Joseph A. Grundfest & Michael A. Perino, 2004. "Stock Price Response to News of Securities Fraud Litigation: An Analysis of Sequential and Conditional Information," Abacus, Accounting Foundation, University of Sydney, vol. 40(1), pages 21-48.
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    Keywords

    SEC; subpoena; probe; settlement; event study;

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    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law

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