Investor demand for sell-side research: SEC filings, media coverage, and market factors

Lawrence, A and Ryans, J and Sun, E (2017) Investor demand for sell-side research: SEC filings, media coverage, and market factors. Accounting Review, 92 (2). pp. 123-149. ISSN 0001-4826

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Abstract

We use daily page views of analyst estimates, ratings, and target prices on Yahoo Finance to understand when such users seek sell-side analyst research. Demand for this information is most pronounced on days with earnings announcements, management guidance, and All-Star analyst reports. Surprisingly, demand does not increase at Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings. While the overall demand for analyst estimates is 19.9 percent less than for analyst ratings and target prices, on earnings announcement and management guidance days this preference is reversed. Moreover, the demand for analyst information substantially trumps that of SEC filings and financial statement information.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 American Accounting Association
Subjects: I > Investment appraisal
Subject Areas: Accounting
DOI: 10.2308/accr-51525
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 15:33
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 09:43
URI: http://lbsresearch.london.edu/id/eprint/559

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