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Dividend announcement and market efficiency: An empirical study on service sector companies listed in BSE

Show simple item record Rane, A. AnjanaRaju, G. 2017-06-02T07:38:28Z 2017-06-02T07:38:28Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation SDMIMD Journal of Management. 8(1); 2017; 1-10. en_US
dc.description.abstract Dividend Policy is a crucial decision area in the field of corporate finance and informational efficiency of the percentmarket has always been an area of vital interest for financial economists. The literature review documented percentthat in imperfect capital markets with information asymmetries, the dividend announcement affects share-holder wealth. However, very few attempts have been made so far to know dividend behavior of Service sector percentfirms in India. The present study is a little research effort in this direction. This study analyses if the announcements of dividend of stocks listed in Bombay Stock Exchange conveys any information. Fulfilling the study, we percentcalculated the average abnormal return by applying the event study methodology. Daily stock data of 193 firms percentwith market model adjustments on 2436 dividend announcements were used for the period 2000 to 2016 to percentanalyze market efficiency. This study reports stock price reactions of banking, health care, IT and realty sector percentsurrounding 21 days event window of the dividend announcement. The results found mixed results with majority of the firms having presence of informational efficiency in Indian service sector. In Realty sectors stock price percentreaction to dividend announcement is not statistically significant whereas for other three sectors, Banking, IT percentand Healthcare, it is significant. en_US
dc.publisher Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) en_US
dc.subject Commerce en_US
dc.title Dividend announcement and market efficiency: An empirical study on service sector companies listed in BSE en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
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