Stock Price Anomalies Subsequent to Stock Split Announcements: Japanese Evidences
28 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2008
Date Written: March 2008
This study examines the existence of stock price anomalies subsequent to stock split announcements through event study methodology and analyzes the determinants of the abnormal returns through cross-section regressions. We found strongly positive reactions to more than 500 announcements on average and tested hypothesis that the returns had positive relationship to the split ratios holding size and profitability fixed. The Commercial Law revision in 2001 made stock split decisions easy to use by firms. On the other hand, that brought about a side-effect of considerable degree of price appreciations caused by limits of arbitrage.
Keywords: stock splits, stock price anomalies
JEL Classification: G14, G35
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