Analyst Responsiveness and the Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift
44 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2005 Last revised: 6 Sep 2011
Date Written: March 2008
This study examines the responsiveness of analyst forecasts to current earnings announcements. The results show considerable cross-sectional variation in analyst responsiveness and suggest that this variation is related to the costs and benefits associated with prompt forecast revisions. More importantly, this study finds that with responsive forecast revisions, more of the market reaction takes place in the event window and less in the drift window, suggesting that analyst responsiveness mitigates the post-earnings-announcement drift and facilitates market efficiency.
Keywords: Analysts responsiveness, market underreaction, post-earnings-announcement drift, delayed responses
JEL Classification: G29, M41, G14
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