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Avoiding wealth decrease - an option for insiders?

Kres, Andrei and Sylvén, Fredrik (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to broaden the research field and contribute with a new perspective regarding insider trading and insiders’ ability to avoid negative abnormal return.
An event study framework is applied to examine market efficiency on Swedish stock market. Market model is used as an equilibrium model for identifying abnormal returns.
The theoretical framework is built on efficient market hypothesis, concept of information asymmetry and signaling hypothesis. The data about insider transactions and stock performance for time period 2000 to 2010 is studied. The findings contradict the efficient market hypothesis in its strongest form. Insiders in Swedish listed firms are able to avoid wealth decrease by selling their shares... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to broaden the research field and contribute with a new perspective regarding insider trading and insiders’ ability to avoid negative abnormal return.
An event study framework is applied to examine market efficiency on Swedish stock market. Market model is used as an equilibrium model for identifying abnormal returns.
The theoretical framework is built on efficient market hypothesis, concept of information asymmetry and signaling hypothesis. The data about insider transactions and stock performance for time period 2000 to 2010 is studied. The findings contradict the efficient market hypothesis in its strongest form. Insiders in Swedish listed firms are able to avoid wealth decrease by selling their shares prior to decline in stock price. (Less)
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author
Kres, Andrei and Sylvén, Fredrik
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Insider trading, option exercise, event study, market model, abnormal returns, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1978040
date added to LUP
2011-06-01
date last changed
2012-04-02 19:05:09
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to broaden the research field and contribute with a new perspective regarding insider trading and insiders’ ability to avoid negative abnormal return.
An event study framework is applied to examine market efficiency on Swedish stock market. Market model is used as an equilibrium model for identifying abnormal returns.
The theoretical framework is built on efficient market hypothesis, concept of information asymmetry and signaling hypothesis. The data about insider transactions and stock performance for time period 2000 to 2010 is studied. The findings contradict the efficient market hypothesis in its strongest form. Insiders in Swedish listed firms are able to avoid wealth decrease by selling their shares prior to decline in stock price.},
  author       = {Kres, Andrei and Sylvén, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Insider trading,option exercise,event study,market model,abnormal returns,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Avoiding wealth decrease - an option for insiders?},
  year         = {2011},
}