Investment Horizon of Shareholders and Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift
32 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2015 Last revised: 2 Dec 2015
Date Written: March 15, 2015
We hypothesize that post-earnings-announcement drift (PEAD) is caused by underreaction of long-term investors since they do not pay much attention to short-term events. Consistent with the hypothesis, empirical observations show that stocks mostly held by long-term investors exhibit strong PEAD, while stocks mostly held by short-term investors does not. The results are still robust even after transaction costs, investor recognition, temporal inattention, and reversal in earnings surprises are controlled for.
Keywords: Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift, Investment Horizon, Portfolio Turnover Level
JEL Classification: G10, G11, G12
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