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Did the financial crisis affect the market valuation of large systemic U.S. banks?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Financial Stability
Volume32
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)115-123
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date22/09/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

We examine the impact of the financial crisis on the stock market valuation of large and systemic U.S. bank holding companies (BHCs). Using the Bertsatos and Sakellaris (2016) model of fundamental valuation of bank equity, we provide evidence that the financial crisis has not altered investors’ attitudes towards bank characteristics. In particular, before, during, and after the crisis, investors in large and systemic U.S. BHCs seemed to penalize leverage, albeit temporarily. Both before and after the crisis, they reward size in the short run. This pattern is appearing only briefly during the crisis. We also show that bank opacity plays no role in market valuation either in the short run or in the long run. Last but not least, we find evidence that stress testing has been informative to the market and that those BHCs that failed at the post-crisis stress tests were not subsequently valued differently by the market.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Financial Stability. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Financial Stability 32, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.jfs.2017.09.002