Local versus Non-Local Effects of Chinese Media and Post-Earnings Announcement Drift
39 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2019
Date Written: April 2019
Taking advantage of the institutional difference in capture between local and non-local media in China, we examine the association between media capture and post-earnings announcement drift (PEAD). Using both portfolio and regression analyses, we find that, for the same firms, non-local media coverage is negatively associated with PEAD but that there is no association between local media coverage and PEAD except for non-state-owned firms. Given that in China non-local media are less captured or more independent than local media, the negative association observed for non-local media coverage can be interpreted as an indication that media independence plays a role in reducing PEAD or improving informational efficiency in the stock market.
Keywords: Media Capture, Local Versus Non-Local Chinese Media, PEAD
JEL Classification: G1, G3, M41
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