SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF ANALYSTS RECOMMENDATIONS IN SPANISH BLUE CHIPS RETURNS AND TRADING VOLUMES

Josep García Blandón, Josep María Argilés Bosch
2009 Estudios de Economía  
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of stock recommendations in returns and trading volumes. Unlike previous research we have investigated the five most usual types of recommendations: buy, outperform, hold, underperform and sell. The methodology we propose is also different from previous studies. From our results we conclude that positive (negative) abnormal returns are associated to positive (negative and neutral) recommendations, the day of publication of the
more » ... of the recommendation and the day before, but not the day after publication. We also document an asymmetry in the effect of recommendation on the stock trading volume, following the sign of the recommendation.
doi:10.4067/s0718-52862009000100002 fatcat:nyhiggrptzbmzhzr2cbfnhzd5q