Does Investor Attention Influence Stock Market Activity? The Case of Spin-Off Deals

  • Alessandro Carretta
  • Vincenzo Farina
  • Elvira Anna Graziano
  • Marco Reale
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions book series (SBFI)


One of the most important research streams in finance is to understand the determinants of stock market dynamics. According to the theory of efficient financial markets (Fama, 1970), stock prices should reflect all available information. However, the evidence of an autocorrelation of stock returns at short horizons (Jegadeesh and Titman, 1993; Moskowitz and Grinblatt, 1999; Hong et al., 2007) suggests that that stock prices do not fully adjust to new information.


Stock Market Stock Return Trading Volume Individual Investor Stock Market Return 
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  • Alessandro Carretta
  • Vincenzo Farina
  • Elvira Anna Graziano
  • Marco Reale

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