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Volume 58, Issue 1 -2

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Influence of Secondary Offerings on the Liquidity and Trading Activity of Stocks Outstanding

Acedo-Ramírez, Miguel Angel; Ruiz, Fco. Javier; Santamaría, Rafael

Year: 2008   Volume: 58   Issue: 1 -2   Pages: 21-37

Abstract: This paper examines the influence of secondary offerings (SOs) on the liquidity and trading activity of stocks outstanding. The results reveal that liquidity and trading activity increase after the execution of SOs. We observe that the offering discount is explained by the size of the offering and its retail composition. We have also shown that changes in liquidity and trading activity are explained by the retail composition of the offering, such that the choice of ownership structure is decisive in the level of liquidity afforded by SOs. The offering discount is one of the chosen methods of attracting small-scale investors and promoting share liquidity following these operations.

JEL classification: G14

Keywords: secondary offerings (SOs), liquidity, trading activity, microstructure, capital structure

RePEc: http://ideas.repec.org/a/fau/fauart/v58y2008i1-2p21-37.html

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