Finance Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2000

Publication Source

Journal of Financial Economics

Volume

56

Issue

2

Start Page

209

Last Page

249

DOI

10.1016/S0304-405X(00)00040-4

Abstract

We examine whether a distinct equity issuer underperformance anomaly exists. In a sample of initial public offering (IPO) and seasoned equity offering (SEO) firms from 1975 to 1992, we find that underperformance is concentrated primarily in small issuing firms with low book-to-market ratios. SEO firms, that underperform these standard benchmarks have time series returns that covary with factor returns constructed from nonissuing firms. We conclude that the stock returns following equity issues reflect a more pervasive return pattern in the broader set of publicly traded companies.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2000. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

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