Title

Earnings surprises, asymmetry of returns and market level changes: An industry study

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2007

Abstract

Recent studies that examine the relationship between stock returns and unexpected earnings may be broadly categorized into two main approaches: the firm-specific approach of Skinner and Sloan (2002) and Lopez and Rees (2001), and the market-wide regime shifting behavior of Conrad, Cornell, and Landsman (2002). Although both approaches provide possible explanations for the asymmetric behavior of earnings shocks, no known study has attempted to establish which approach has stronger empirical support. In this paper, using industry sector results, we generally find stronger empirical support for the firm-specific approach as being more representative of stock price behavior.

Discipline

Finance and Financial Management

Research Areas

Finance

Publication

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

55

ISSN

0148-558X

Identifier

10.1177/0148558X0702200104

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

Additional URL

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0148558X0702200104

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