n Investment Analysts Journal - The share price reaction on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for special (extra) dividend announcements
|Article Title||The share price reaction on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for special (extra) dividend announcements|
|© Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Journal||Investment Analysts Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
ISI Social Science
Extracted from text ... Number 47 - Part 1 N Bhana The share price reaction on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange for special (extra) dividend announcements 1. Introduction The "information content of dividends" hypothesis has emerged from the work of Lintner (1956) and Miller and Modigliani (1961). This hypothesis states that company managers use dividend announcements to signal their belief about the prospects of the firm. An announcement of an increase in the dividend rate reflects management's belief that the firm's earnings in the foreseeable future will be sufficiently high to sustain payment at the increased rate. Similarly, an announcement of a dividend decrease occurs ..
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