58 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2010 Last revised: 13 Nov 2011
Date Written: March 10, 2010
We classify a unique and comprehensive dataset of corporate press releases into topics and study the market reaction to various types of news. While confirming prior findings regarding strong stock price responses to financial news, we also document significant reactions to news about corporate strategy, customers and partners, products and services, management changes, and legal developments. Consistent with regulators' expectations, the level of informational asymmetry in the market declines following most types of press releases. At the same time, return volatility frequently increases in the post-announcement period, which we show can be attributed to higher levels of valuation uncertainty.
Keywords: Corporate News, Event Study, Market Efficiency
JEL Classification: G01, G10, G14, G30
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Neuhierl, Andreas and Scherbina, Anna and Schlusche, Bernd, Market Reaction to Corporate Press Releases (March 10, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1556532 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1556532
By Andrew Ang