International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Earnings Timeliness and Seasoned Equity Offering Announcement Effect
Yuequan Wang

Abstract
This paper examines the relation between the Seasoned Equity Offering (SEO) announcement effect and earnings timeliness. I predict that firms with greater earnings timeliness tend to have less information asymmetry between managers and investors, thus decreasing the magnitude of the price drop at the SEO announcement. As anticipated, I find that SEO negative announcement effect varies inversely with earnings timeliness.

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