Analyst Responsiveness and the Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift

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Yuan Zhang

University of Texas at Dallas

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Date Written: March 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Yuan, Analyst Responsiveness and the Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift (March 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=647687 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.647687

Yuan Zhang (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Dallas ( email )

P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
United States

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