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Does liquidity risk explain low firm performance following seasoned equity offerings?

Bilinski, P., Liu, W. and Strong, N. (2012). Does liquidity risk explain low firm performance following seasoned equity offerings?. Journal of Banking and Finance, 36(10), pp. 2770-2785. doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.07.009

Abstract

A seasoned equity offering (SEO) can improve a firm's stock liquidity and lower its cost of capital. This paper examines whether SEO firms achieve a liquidity gain and the sources of this gain. It explores the role of liquidity risk in explaining SEO long-run performance. The evidence shows that SEO firms experience significant post-issue improvements in liquidity and reductions in liquidity risk. Size and book-to-market matching fails to control for these liquidity effects, generating the low long-term post-SEO performance documented in the literature. After adjusting for liquidity risk, SEO firms show normal long-term performance.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Event studies, Liquidity risk, Seasoned equity offerings
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Cass Business School > Finance
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/7623
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