AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIVIDEND CHANGES & FUTURE EARNING OF THE KUALA LUMPUR STOCK EXCHANGE LISTED COMPANIES

Lee, Vooi Ling (2004) AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIVIDEND CHANGES & FUTURE EARNING OF THE KUALA LUMPUR STOCK EXCHANGE LISTED COMPANIES. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    This thesis is concerned with dividend signaling hypothesis which claims that dividends changes have information content and can be used to signal firms’ future prospects. Initially, it was found that dividend change did not support the signaling hypothesis and failed to indicate future earning direction. However when the dividend increased magnitude is taken into consideration, it signals a complex relationship. Small dividend increases will signal future earning increases; whereas large dividend increases will signal future earning decreases.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Siswazah Perniagaan (Graduate School of Business)
    Depositing User: Mr. HR
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 08:20
    Last Modified: 13 Jul 2013 18:09
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/25715

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