Article

The disposition effect, price performance and fundamentals of IPOs: Evidence from Taiwan

Published in: Investment Analysts Journal
Volume 46, issue 4, 2017, pages: 263–278
DOI: 10.1080/10293523.2017.1317051
Author(s): Chien-Feng HuangDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Taiwan, ROC, Chih-Hsiang ChangDepartment of Finance, Taiwan, ROC, Li-Min KuoDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Taiwan, ROC, Tsung-Nan HsiehDepartment of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract

This study investigates whether the difference of the IPO issuing companies’ fundamentals impacts their price performance after listing and the significance of the disposition effect. Empirical results show that the IPO issuing companies’ fundamentals drive their first-day post-listing returns, one-year post-listing returns, and the significance of disposition effect. Additionally, the heuristic used to determine whether the IPO of an issuing company with superior fundamentals is a good one with price appreciation potential shows that IPOs with best (worst) fundamentals have higher (lower) first-day post-listing returns; and investors are more unwilling (willing) to sell the losing (gaining) IPOs with the best (worst) fundamentals. Furthermore, investors’ disposition behaviour has a limited impact on one-year post-listing returns, and the window-dressing in the issuing company’s financial statements before listing is useless to the improvement of an IPO’s long-term price performance.

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