The Accuracy of Analysts' Earnings Forecast in China M&A Market and The Role of the Stated Ownership in Forecast Accuracy

CAI, SITING (2017) The Accuracy of Analysts' Earnings Forecast in China M&A Market and The Role of the Stated Ownership in Forecast Accuracy. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Analysis of earnings forecast accuracy is essential for all market participants including investors, managers, etc. (Bernard, 2008). It is considered that M&A transactions may lead to more complexities and difficulties in financial analysts’ forecasting activities, and in turns, result in greater forecast errors. Previous literature on empirical examinations of forecast accuracy has provided evidence that the increased forecast errors exist in the M&A activities in different countries (Haw et al., 1994; How et al., 2005; Coen et al., 2007). This study aims to provide some evidence on financial analysts’ forecast accuracy in China M&A market, and by using the sufficient evidence on Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOE), to explore the role of the stated ownership in financial analysts’ forecast accuracy.

Based on the data from the China’s stock market, my results indicate that 1) There is no significant evidence that forecast accuracy is reduced after the M&A in China stock market; 2) Using evidence from China M&A market, we find very little evidence on the relation between the stated ownership and forecast accuracy in M&A activities; 3) Unexpectedly, this study provides the evidence that general associated factors including the financial leverage and the number of analysts contribute to forecast errors in China M&A market.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: analysts’ forecast accuracy, merger and acquisitions (M&A), the stated ownership
Depositing User: Cai, Siting
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 14:45
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 15:34
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/45959

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