Investor Conferences, Firm Visibility, and Stock Liquidity
The Financial Review, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 661-699, 2017
64 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2017 Last revised: 13 May 2020
Date Written: November 10, 2016
We examine the influence of investor conferences on firms’ stock liquidity. We find that firms participating in conferences experience a 1.4% to 2.8% increase in stock liquidity compared to non-conference firms. Consistent with investor conferences improving firm visibility, the increase in liquidity is larger for firms with low pre-conference visibility and varies predictably with conference characteristics that affect the ability of investors to revise their beliefs about the firm. However, for firms with a large investor base and high visibility, conference participation is associated with a decline in stock liquidity, consistent with investor conferences exacerbating the information asymmetry among investors.
Keywords: Conference Presentations, Liquidity Risk, Cost of Equity Capital
JEL Classification: G10, G14, G23, G31
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