Dividend Omissions and Intraindustry Information Transfers
We examine potential information transfers from companies that announce dividend omissions to their industry rivals. Specifically, we examine the abnormal stock returns and abnormal earnings forecast revisions of rivals after a company makes a dividend-omission announcement. Our results show negative and significant abnormal stock returns and negative and significant abnormal forecast revisions for rival companies in response to the announcement, and a significant and positive relation between the two. We conclude that a dividend-omission announcement transmits unfavorable information across the announcing company's industry that affects cash flow expectations and ultimately stock prices.
Finance and Financial Management | Portfolio and Security Analysis
Journal of Financial Research
CATON, Gary L.; GOH, Jeremy; and KOHERS, Ninon.
Dividend Omissions and Intraindustry Information Transfers. (2003). Journal of Financial Research. 26, (1), 51-64. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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