Corporate Dividends and Seasoned Equity Issues: An Empirical Investigation

Corporate Dividends and Seasoned Equity Issues: An Empirical Investigation

  • CLAUDIO F. LODERER
  • DAVID C. MAUER

Article first published online: 30th April 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1992.tb03983.x

Abstract


This paper investigates whether managers rely on dividends to obtain a higher price in a stock offering and whether the stock price reaction to dividend and offering announcements justifies such a coordination. The evidence does not support either conjecture. Issuing firms are not more likely to pay or increase dividends than nonissuing forms. Moreover, there is little evidence that firms time stock offering announcements right after dividend declarations to benefit from the attendant information disclosure. The analysis of dividend and stock offering announcement effects suggests few if any benefits from linking dividend and stock offering announcements.

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