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Le transfert de marché de cotation sur NYSE Euronext Paris : motivations et conséquences pour l'entreprise et ses actionnaires.

Abstract : With financial globalization and the increasingly significant role of financial markets, hundreds of managers are motivated each year to list their company or to move their firm's common stocks to a different listing location. This can be explained for a number of reasons. Among these are included the search for greater visibility, prestige, liquidity and/or for an alternative source of financing. Listing location transfer, like other securities transactions (takeover bids, seasoned equity offering, splits...) is likely to influence stock prices and certain financial characteristics (e.g. profitability, liquidity, risk) of the firms involved. Indeed, through such an operation, the CEO's send a signal to the financial markets in terms of their confidence in their firm's future prospects. Consequently, if the market perceives this transfer to be a signal for quality improvements among others, it might react favorably to its announcement. Listing market switching can take several forms. The transfer can be made between two independent stock markets from the same country (stock exchange transfer) or between two marketplaces located in two different countries (cross-listing). It can also be realized between two sections of the same stock exchange (stock exchange compartment transfer). This last category of market transfer is relatively unaddressed by financial literature. Its motivations and consequences were not investigated enough. In this research work, we attempt, in one hand, to identify the determinants of compartment transfer and on the other hand, to investigate its possible consequences. Our analysis has implications for managers who are faced with or are considering a decision to change the trading compartment of their stocks. We found evidence indicating that although the market appears to value a move to a more regulated market segment, the market's reaction is not uniform. Firms with relatively low liquidity before the transfer announcement have the most to gain in terms of a positive price movement and improvement in liquidity. Moreover, price increases observed after the transfer announcement are not permanent for all stocks. Thus managers need to give careful consideration to the possible effects on the pricing and liquidity behavior of firms being switched from a less regulated exchange section to a more regulated one. This research could also bring to stock marketplaces' managers new arguments to justify the creation or the existence of several compartments adapted to the needs of various issuing companies. Finally, this work could be used by investors to set up strategies to take advantage from an operation of stock exchange compartment transfer.
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Abdoul Cissé. Le transfert de marché de cotation sur NYSE Euronext Paris : motivations et conséquences pour l'entreprise et ses actionnaires.. Economies et finances. Université de Grenoble, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011GRENG004⟩. ⟨tel-00662092⟩

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