Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mulfin.2005.07.004
Title: Initiation of brokers' recommendations, market predictors and stock returns
Authors: Chan, H.W.H.
Brown, R.
Ho, Y.K. 
Keywords: Analyst coverage
Australian Stock Exchange
Broker recommendations
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Chan, H.W.H.,Brown, R.,Ho, Y.K. (2006). Initiation of brokers' recommendations, market predictors and stock returns. Journal of Multinational Financial Management 16 (3) : 213-231. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mulfin.2005.07.004
Abstract: We study more than 5000 broker recommendations on companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, focusing in particular on 'initiating recommendations'. We find that returns on initiating recommendations are significantly different from zero in the 6 months following the release of the recommendation. We also find that 'strong buy' and 'buy' recommendations provide better predictions than those formed from market-based variables cited in the literature. In contrast to the short event window studies in the US, there is no significant difference between returns on initiating and continuing recommendations. Mean returns on all categories of recommendations on technology-related companies are negative, reflecting the technology bubble in the period of our study. Finally, variables, such as broker prestige and membership of the Australian All Ordinaries Index have no explanatory power. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Multinational Financial Management
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44492
ISSN: 1042444X
DOI: 10.1016/j.mulfin.2005.07.004
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