Degree Granting Department
Equity financing, Debt financing, Analyst coverage, Information asymmetry, Security offerings, Investor optimism
I investigate the impacts that information production, information asymmetry have on firms financing choices 3/4 equity financing or debt financing. I find that equity issue announcements encourage more information production than debt issue announcements, which in turn raises the probability of equity financing. In addition, the post-issue stock market performance is positively associated with information production. The results are robust after controlling for investor optimism. I also apply the Heckmans two-step procedure to jointly investigate firms financing choices and offering costs. I find that security-issuing firms choose the less-costly financing type.
Scholar Commons Citation
Yi, Bingsheng, "Two essays on security offerings: Information production, investor perception and the types of external financing, and a unified analysis on financing choices and offering costs" (2005). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.