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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2018, 11(3), 53; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm11030053

Insider Trading and Institutional Holdings in Seasoned Equity Offerings

Department of Finance, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung City 40227, Taiwan
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Received: 21 August 2018 / Revised: 5 September 2018 / Accepted: 6 September 2018 / Published: 10 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Risk Analysis and Portfolio Modelling)
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We investigate three issues about the impact of insider trades and institutional holdings on seasoned equity offerings (SEOs). First, we test how insider trades affect the trading behavior of institutional investors in SEOs. Second, we test whose trading behavior, either insiders or institutional investors, has greater explanatory power for the performance of SEO firms after issuing new stocks. Third, we analyze the industry-wide spillover effects of insider trades and institutional holdings. Empirically, we find that insiders and institutional investors of SEO firms may utilize similar information in their transactions because insider trades induce similar trading behavior for institutional investors. In addition, insider trades, relative to institutional holdings, have greater explanatory power for SEO firm’s long-term performance. Finally, compared with insider trades, institutional holdings have a more significant spillover effect in the industry of SEO firms. View Full-Text
Keywords: insider trade; institutional holding; spillover effect; contagion effect insider trade; institutional holding; spillover effect; contagion effect
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Wu, C.-C.; Yang, T.-H. Insider Trading and Institutional Holdings in Seasoned Equity Offerings. J. Risk Financial Manag. 2018, 11, 53.

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