The purpose of our study was to analyze how dividend signaling effects the share price return on the Swedish Stock Exchange during the financial crisis and to see if the effects of dividend signals differ between four different sectors.
We found that the effects of dividend signals were in accordance with the signaling theory before and after the financial crisis for three out of the four sectors. During the financial crisis dividend signals lost its significance amongst all sectors.
In addition to that, signaling effects of dividend changes differ between of the sectors as one of the four sectors was not in accordance with the signaling theory after the financial crisis.
Source: Uppsala University
Authors: Jahanzeb, Danish | Jönsson, Gunnar | Eriksson, Joakim