Do Demand Curves for Small Stocks Slope Down?
Ernest N. Biktimirov
Brock University - Faculty of Business
Arnold R. Cowan
Iowa State University
Bradford D. Jordan
University of Kentucky - Gatton College of Business and Economics
Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 161-178, June 2004
Stocks added to the S&P 500 generally experience positive abnormal returns following the announcement. Several competing explanations exist for this reaction, but small sample sizes and other issues make it difficult to distinguish among them. We examine this subject using the small-cap Russell 2000 index, which has a number of advantages over the S&P 500 in this context. Our primary finding is that stocks added to or deleted from the Russell 2000 experience significant changes in stock price and trading volume, but the effect is transitory. The results support the price pressure hypothesis.
JEL Classification: G12, G14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 22, 2003
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