This paper identifies a precursory role of short sellers in conveying adverse information to the corporate bond market. Professor Paul Griffin and co-author Hyun A. Hong from the University of Memphis study this in two ways: by examining subsequent calendar month excess (risk-adjusted) bond returns for portfolios formed on the basis of high short interest in a prior month, and by analyzing abnormal short interest and daily bond returns around earnings announcements.
In this study, Associate Professor Roger Edelen and co-authors Ozgur Ince and Gregory B. Kadlec from Virginia Tech examine the link between a firm’s investor base, discount rate, capital budgeting decisions, and profitability, arguing that a downward shift in discount rates associated with an expanded investor base can account for both poor stock returns and operating performance following security offerings.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.