The Real Side of the High-Volume Return Premium

58 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2017 Last revised: 22 Feb 2019

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Doron Israeli

IDC Herzliya - Arison School of Business

Ron Kaniel

University of Rochester - Simon Business School; CEPR

Suhas A. Sridharan

Emory University - Goizueta Business School

Date Written: February 21, 2019

Abstract

Prior literature demonstrates that an increased trading activity of a fi rm's stock is associated with abnormal future stock returns (the high-volume return premium) and interprets this phenomenon as evidence that increased visibility generates reductions in cost of capital. Motivated by this interpretation, we investigate whether increased trading activity entails changes in real corporate actions. We document a positive relation between abnormal trading volume, future investment expenditures, and fi nancing cash flows. This positive relation is not subsumed by the arrival of investment-related news or other corporate disclosures, nor by subsequent earnings information, and is concentrated among firms with high fi nancial constraints and fi rms with lower levels of investor recognition.

Keywords: Trading volume; Corporate investment; Financing cash flows; Investor recognition

JEL Classification: E22, G12, G14, M41

Suggested Citation

Israeli, Doron and Kaniel, Ron and Sridharan, Suhas A., The Real Side of the High-Volume Return Premium (February 21, 2019). Simon Business School Working Paper No. FR 17-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2909494 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2909494

Doron Israeli (Contact Author)

IDC Herzliya - Arison School of Business ( email )

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Ron Kaniel

University of Rochester - Simon Business School ( email )

Rochester, NY 14627
United States

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CEPR ( email )

London
United Kingdom

Suhas A. Sridharan

Emory University - Goizueta Business School ( email )

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-2722
United States

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