Economics at your fingertips  

Analyst Behavior Following IPOs: The 'Bubble Period' Evidence

Daniel J. Bradley, Bradford Jordan () and Jay Ritter ()

Review of Financial Studies, 2008, vol. 21, issue 1, 101-133

Abstract: We examine over 7400 analyst recommendations made in the year after going public for IPOs from 1999 to 2000. Initiations of coverage at the end of the quiet period come almost exclusively from affiliated analysts, whereas initiations afterward are predominantly from unaffiliated analysts. Contrary to previous findings, we find no evidence that the market discounts recommendations from affiliated analysts once we control for recommendation characteristics and timing. Moreover, analyst coverage in the first year is not affected by underpricing, and after the flurry of initiations at the end of the quiet period, the number of analysts covering a firm during the following 11 months is unrelated to the number of managing underwriters. (JEL G12, G14, G24) The Author 2006. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Society for Financial Studies. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email:, Oxford University Press.

Date: 2008
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (29) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from

Access Statistics for this article

Review of Financial Studies is currently edited by Maureen O'Hara

More articles in Review of Financial Studies from Society for Financial Studies Oxford University Press, Journals Department, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513 USA.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Oxford University Press ().

Page updated 2019-08-11
Handle: RePEc:oup:rfinst:v:21:y:2008:i:1:p:101-133