Weather, Institutional Investors and Earnings News
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Research Seminars in Finance
Topic: Weather, Institutional Investors and Earnings News
Speaker: Stony Brook University
Abstract: We examine how weather conditions near a firm’s major institutional investors affect stock market reactions to firms’ earnings announcements. We find that unpleasant weather experienced by institutional investors leads to higher earnings announcement premiums and more delayed market responses to earnings news. We interpret the evidence as weather- induced negative moods increasing required compensation for earnings uncertainty and reducing activity levels of institutional investors. The influence of institutional investors’ weather is stronger than that of New York City or firm headquarters weather. Additional cross-sectional evidence suggests that weather mainly influences the trading behavior of less sophisticated institutional investors.
Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Time: 12.00 – 1.00 p.m.
Venue: University of Technology, Sydney
Building 8, Room 08.002, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
14 - 28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo
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