Strategic distortions in analyst forecasts in the presence of short-term institutional investors

Bilinski, Pawel Tomasz and Cumming, Douglas and Hass, Lars Helge and Stathopoulos, Konstantinos and Walker, Martin (2019) Strategic distortions in analyst forecasts in the presence of short-term institutional investors. Accounting and Business Research, 49 (3). pp. 305-341. ISSN 0001-4788

[img]
Preview
PDF (TP_Inv_Horizon)
TP_Inv_Horizon.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial.

Download (900kB)

Abstract

We document that analysts cater to short-term investors by issuing optimistic target prices. Catering dominates among analysts at brokers without an investment banking arm as they face lower reputational cost. The market does not see through the analyst catering activity and their forecasts lead to temporary stock overpricing that short-term institutional investors exploit to offload their holdings to retail traders. We also report evidence consistent with catering brokers being rewarded with more future trades channelled through them. Our study identifies a new source of conflicts of interest in analyst research originating from the ownership composition of a stock.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Accounting and Business Research
Additional Information:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Accounting and Business Research on 06/09/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00014788.2018.1510303
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1402
Subjects:
ID Code:
125838
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
13 Jun 2018 10:04
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
27 Sep 2020 04:36