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What Causes the Underpricing of IPOs and the Long-Run Performance of Stocks?


Sazali Abidin


University of Waikato - Department of Finance

Krishna Reddy


University of Waikato - Department of Finance

Yukun Zhu


University of Waikato

August 30, 2012


Abstract:     
The underpricing of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Chinese market is higher than in other markets. This paper analyses both initial underpricing and long-run performance for Chinese IPOs in order to resolve arguments in previous Chinese IPOs literature studies. Using a sample of 275 Chinese IPOs from 2005 to 2008, the results support Rock’s (1986) winners’ curse and Welch’s (1992) cascades theory. The results of long-run performance report that Chinese IPOs underperform the market in two years time. More importantly, this paper finds that the underpricing of Chinese IPOs is mainly caused by the activities of investors in the secondary market.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: Initial Public Offering (IPO), finance, investment, performance

JEL Classification: G15

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Date posted: August 31, 2012  

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Abidin, Sazali and Reddy, Krishna and Zhu, Yukun, What Causes the Underpricing of IPOs and the Long-Run Performance of Stocks? (August 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2139126 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2139126

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Sazali Abidin (Contact Author)
University of Waikato - Department of Finance ( email )
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton
New Zealand
Krishna Reddy
University of Waikato - Department of Finance ( email )
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton
New Zealand
Yukun Zhu
University of Waikato ( email )
Te Raupapa
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton
New Zealand
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