Stock Price Response to Calls of Convertible Bonds: Still a Puzzle?
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2008
© 2007 Financial Management Association International
Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 1–21, July 2007
How to Cite
Brick, I. E., Palmon, O. and Patro, D. K. (2007), Stock Price Response to Calls of Convertible Bonds: Still a Puzzle?. Financial Management, 36: 1–21. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-053X.2007.tb00087.x
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2008
The liquidity hypothesis predicts negative abnormal returns around the conversion-forcing call announcements of convertible bonds, followed by a price recovery. We find the former but not the latter. The liquidity hypothesis also implies that the abnormal returns during the announcement and the post-announcement periods should be related to proxies for the stock s liquidity. Again, our findings do not support these implications of the liquidity hypothesis. We conclude that the reason for the negative abnormal returns around the announcement of a conversion-forcing call needs further examination.