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Journal of Accounting & Taxation

June 2018 Vol 2(1), pp. 001-008

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Original Research Article

Does Dividend Signaling influence the Shareholder Value: An Empirical Investigation on Listed Firms in Sri Lanka?

K.G.A. Udaya Kumara

Senior Lecturer, Department of Accountancy & Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale Sri Lanka.

Corresponding Author's Email: udayakga@gmail.com

Accepted 18th January, 2018


Abstract


This study attempts to examine whether there is significance influence of dividend news on shareholders’ value of listed firms in Sri Lanka. Particularly this study investigated market response to dividend behaviors. The study included an overall sample of 287 events of 40 listed firms during the period from 2007 to 2015. Abnormal returns were calculated from daily share prices and all share price index using well-established market model commonly used by researchers under the Event Study Methodology. The results supported the prediction of dividend signaling hypothesis. The dividend increasing firms and dividend decreasing firms revealed significant abnormal returns to confirm that dividend signals influenced the shareholders’ value.

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K.G.A. Udaya Kumara.Does Dividend Signaling influence the Shareholder Value: An Empirical Investigation on Listed Firms in Sri Lanka? 2(1) 2018 pp. 001-008.




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