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Influence of media coverage and sentiment on seasoned equity offerings

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>24/04/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Accounting and Finance
Issue numberS1
Volume60
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)557-585
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date16/02/18
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This article examines the role of media in seasoned equity offerings (SEOs) price and market reactions on SEO announcements. Using a sample of SEO deals in UK, we find that media coverage is significantly and negatively related to SEO price discounts and market returns around SEO announcements. Moreover, we document that more pessimistic media sentiment predicts larger SEO price discounts and more negative market reactions to SEO announcements. In summary, both media coverage and media sentiment influence investor decisions in SEOs, but through different mechanisms.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Sun, J. , Zhou, Y. , Wang, J. (. and Guo, J. (. (2018), Influence of media coverage and sentiment on seasoned equity offerings. Account Finance. . doi:10.1111/acfi.12334 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acfi.12334/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.