|Title||Capital structure and abnormal returns|
|Authors||Sivaprasad, S. and Muradoglu, Y.G.|
This paper examines the relation between capital structure and abnormal returns for UK equities. A firm's industry matters when examining this relation. Abnormal returns decline in firm gearing, however, abnormal returns increase as the average industry gearing in a risk class increases. Separating the average level of external financing in an industry from that in a particular firm is important. This study focuses on industry characteristics. Firms in nonregulated and competitive industries with low concentration ratios exhibit this behavior. In contrast, in the utilities risk class, abnormal returns increase in firm gearing which is similar to the findings of Modigliani and Miller (1958) which was unique to the utilities sector.
|Journal||International Business Review|
|Journal citation||21 (3), pp. 328-341|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.03.007|