Market Reaction to Bonus Announcement in Post Global Financial Crisis Era: Evidence from India
This study examines the stock price reaction contiguous with bonus announcement surrounding its announcement and effective day in post global financial crisis period. Sample of 74 bonus announcements from the constituents of Indian CNX 500 companies that announced bonus have been used for the period between 2008 through 2012. The standard event study methodology has been used. According to semi-strong form of efficient market hypothesis any information content associated with bonus announcement must be reflected in form of abnormal return on announcement day itself. However, several studies, report positive abnormal returns associated with bonus surrounding announcement as well as effective days. This study reports statistically significant positive abnormal return surrounding announcement as well as effective day and it is consistent with earlier studies.
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