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When are dividend increases bad for corporate bonds?

Wei, Xiaoting; Truong, Cameron; Do, Viet


Employing an event study approach, we examine 5,574 bond return reactions to unexpected quarterly dividend change announcements in the U.S. corporate bond market over the period 2002-2014. On average, bond price reaction is in the same direction as dividend changes, which supports the hypothesis that dividend changes signal future firm performance. However, the price reaction varies significantly in the spectrum of bond's risk. Importantly, we document that some bondholders react negatively to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Accounting and Finance
DOI: 10.1111/acfi.12441


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