The Ex-Dividend Day Stock Price Behavior in the Chinese Stock Market

24 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2002

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Nickolaos G. Travlos

ALBA Graduate Business School; University of Surrey

Nikolaos T. Milonas

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Faculty of Economics; Cardiff University Business School

Jason Zezhong Xiao

University of Macau ; Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

Cunkai Tan

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Date Written: April 17, 2002

Abstract

This paper analyzes the ex-dividend day stock price behavior in the Chinese stock market. This market, where dividends could be either taxable or non-taxable, allows us to examine the impact of tax effects while keeping any microstructure factors constant. The findings from non-taxable stocks show that their price, on the ex-dividend day, falls by an amount that equals the dividend. For the taxable sample, stock prices of small dividend yield stocks drop proportionally to the dividend paid. For the large dividend yield stocks, the price adjustment depends on the effective tax rate on dividend income. The overall findings are consistent with the tax hypothesis.

Keywords: Dividends; Ex-dividend day; Dividend puzzle

JEL Classification: G12; G35

Suggested Citation

Travlos, Nickolaos G. and Travlos, Nickolaos G. and Milonas, Nikolaos T. and Xiao, Jason Zezhong and Tan, Cunkai, The Ex-Dividend Day Stock Price Behavior in the Chinese Stock Market (April 17, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=314881 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.314881

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Cunkai Tan

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