Journal of Financial and Economic Practice


Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring

The Wealth Effects of Oil and Gas Property Sell-Offs to E&P MLP Buyers
ABSTRACTThe announcement wealth effects of sell-offs of mostly proven oil and gas properties to Exploration and Production (E&P) Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are examined for both the sellers of the properties and the MLP Buyers of the properties....
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Does High Leverage Impact Earnings Management? Evidence from Non-Cash Mergers and Acquisitions
ABSTRACTUsing a sample of US non-cash acquirers, we find significant evidence of upward earnings management prior to announcing merger and acquisition deals. In this event study, we adopt an industry-adjusted leverage proxy. No evidence of premerger...
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Positive Feedback Trading in Chinese Stock Markets: Empirical Evidence from Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges
ABSTRACTThis paper examines investors' trading behaviors in Chinese stock markets by studying five stock indices that cover Chinese common stocks in three stock exchanges-Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Our empirical results suggest that there exists...
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Determining the Impact of Stake Accumulation by ESOPs on Stock Return
ABSTRACTThis study examines the effect of ESOP block purchases on shareholders' wealth. We also compare the effect of ESOP stock accumulation to the effect of stock accumulations by other influential stakeholders, such as members of the founding family,...
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