Options Trading Activity and Firm Valuation

32 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2008

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Eduardo S. Schwartz

Simon Fraser University (SFU); University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area; Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Richard Roll

California Institute of Technology

Date Written: July 5, 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Schwartz, Eduardo S. and Subrahmanyam, Avanidhar and Roll, Richard W., Options Trading Activity and Firm Valuation (July 5, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1087112

Eduardo S. Schwartz

Simon Fraser University (SFU) ( email )

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Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area ( email )

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Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School

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Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
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Queensland
Australia

Richard W. Roll (Contact Author)

California Institute of Technology ( email )

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