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Can we predict dividend cuts?

Onali, Enrico


Enrico Onali


I examine the predictability of dividend cuts based on the time interval between dividend announcement dates using a large dataset of US firms from 1971 to 2014. The longer the time interval between dividend announcements, the larger the probability of a cut in the dividend per share, consistent with the view that firms delay the release of bad news.


Onali, E. (2016). Can we predict dividend cuts?. Economics Letters, 146,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 15, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 22, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 19, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jun 19, 2018
Journal Economics Letters
Print ISSN 0165-1765
Electronic ISSN 0165-1765
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 146
Keywords Dividend policy; Dividend dates; Signalling theory; Asymmetric information; US capital market
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