Individual and Institutional Informed Trading in Competing Firms Around Earnings Announcements
43 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2016 Last revised: 1 May 2016
Date Written: January 20, 2016
This study investigates individual and institutional trading in competing firms around earnings announcements. We find individual and institutional informed trading in competing firms, which is dominant prior to earnings announcements. Magnitude of institutional (individual) net order flow coefficient decreases (increases) with lag length, suggesting that institutional trading captures information faster than individual trading. Individual net order flow transmit information cross-stock when competitor is a small firm while institutional net order flow conveys information cross-stock irrespective of firm size. Our results are informative for regulators regarding insider trading laws and provide insights for market participants in understanding individual and institutional trading impact on cross-stock price discovery process.
Keywords: Institutional and Individual Investors; Competing and Announcing Firms; Returns; Net Order Flow; Earnings Announcements; Informed Trading
JEL Classification: G11; G12; G14
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