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Institutional Ownership and Distribution of Equity Returns

Raj Aggarwal () and Ramesh Rao ()

The Financial Review, 1990, vol. 25, issue 2, 211-29

Abstract: Although there is considerable evidence of the importance of skewness and kurtosis in equity returns, much less attention has been paid to their determinants. Recent theoretical and empirical advances in the literature suggest that the information structure and other market characteristics affect the nature of return distributions. One such characteristic is the degree of institutional ownership in the stock. This study hypothesizes and documents a significant inverse relationship between the degree of institutional ownership and the standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis of equity returns. Copyright 1990 by MIT Press.

Date: 1990
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