Does financial distress risk drive the momentum anomaly?
Agarwal, Vineet and Taffler, Richard J.. (2008) Does financial distress risk drive the momentum anomaly? Financial Management , 37 (3). pp. 461-484. ISSN 0046-3892Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-053X.2008.00021.x
This paper brings together the evidence on two asset pricing anomalies-continuation of prior returns (momentum) and the market mispricing of distressed firms-using UK data. Our analysis demonstrates both these effects are driven by market underreaction to financial distress risk. In particular, we find momentum is proxying for distress risk, and is largely subsumed by our distress risk factor. We also find, as with US studies, no evidence that size and book-to-market (B/M) effects in stock returns are linked to financial distress.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HG Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Finance Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Financial Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.|
|Official Date:||September 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 461-484|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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