Options Trading Activity and Firm Valuation
32 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2008
Date Written: July 5, 2007
We study the effect of options trading volume on the value of the underlying firm after controlling for other variables that may affect firm value. The volume of options trading might have an effect on firm value because it helps to complete the market (allocational efficiency) and because the options market impounds information faster than the stock market (informational efficiency). We find that firms with more options trading have higher values. This result holds for all sample firms and for the subset of firms with positive options volume.
JEL Classification: G10, G12, G13
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