Understanding Stock Price Behavior Around External Financing

39 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2018 Last revised: 30 Dec 2020

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Min Cao

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting & Information Systems

J. Spencer Martin

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Business and Economics; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Chelsea Yaqiong Yao

Lancaster University - Management School; New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Date Written: December 28, 2020

Abstract

The negative association between pre-financing price run-ups and post-financing price drift-downs is well documented in the literature. We find that firms experiencing pre-financing run-ups and those experiencing post-financing drift-downs may not always be the same firms. This reversal pattern is present for firms with low levels of cash flow from operations (CFO) only. This negative association does not exist for firms with high levels of CFO. The firms with high levels of CFO do not experience post-financing long-term underperformance even after controlling for various well-documented anomalies. Our analyses suggest that the level of CFO plays a critical and previously unrecognized role in the net issuance puzzle.

Keywords: External financing, stock price run-ups, stock underperformance

JEL Classification: G32, G34

Suggested Citation

Cao, Min and Martin, J. Spencer and Yao, Yaqiong, Understanding Stock Price Behavior Around External Financing (December 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3109479 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3109479

Min Cao

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Accounting & Information Systems ( email )

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United States

J. Spencer Martin (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )

Faculty of Economics and Commerce
Parkville, Victoria 3010 3010
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
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Queensland
Australia

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Yaqiong Yao

Lancaster University - Management School ( email )

Department of Accounting and Finance
Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster, LA1 4YX
United Kingdom

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business ( email )

Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street
New York, NY NY 10012
United States

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