Valuation effects of investor relations investments

Adamos Vlittis, Melita Charitou

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    Abstract

    We investigate the stock price performance of 146 firms announcing the appointment of a new investor relations (IR) officer or the hiring of an IR firm between 1999 and 2005. We find positive abnormal returns around the announcement day. In addition, we find evidence that firms with lower valuations, higher idiosyncratic risk, greater chief executive officer holdings, and firms that announce in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley Act era experience greater valuation effects. Finally, we document significant reductions in the information asymmetry and significant increases in the liquidity and visibility of IR firms in the year following the IR announcement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)941-970
    Number of pages30
    JournalAccounting and Finance
    Volume52
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • Bonding
    • Disclosure
    • Event study
    • G14
    • G30
    • Investor relations
    • M41
    • Visibility

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