Does Regulation Fair Disclosure Reduce the Information Quality of Managerial Guidance?

25 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2012  

Anna Agapova

Florida Atlantic University

Jeff Madura

Florida Atlantic University - College of Business

Zhanel Mailibayeva

Florida Atlantic University - School of Accounting

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Date Written: May 2012

Abstract

We examine an effect of Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD) on voluntary public managerial guidance information quality. Results suggest that the information quality of public guidance has not deteriorated after Reg FD. We also examine separately the effect of Reg FD on information efficiency before earnings releases for firms that provide public managerial guidance and those that do not. We find that when we control for the impact of Reg FD on firm characteristics, information efficiency deteriorates for firms that do not provide public guidance and for new guiders, while it does not change for firms that continue issuing public guidance after Reg FD.

Keywords: management guidance, Regulation Fair Disclosure, earnings announcements, information disclosure and information quality

JEL Classification: G14, G18

Suggested Citation

Agapova, Anna and Madura, Jeff and Mailibayeva, Zhanel, Does Regulation Fair Disclosure Reduce the Information Quality of Managerial Guidance? (May 2012). Financial Review, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 273-297, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2042974 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6288.2012.00329.x

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Zhanel Mailibayeva

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