An event study to investigate the impact of BEE announcements on share price

Fairbairn, Roslyn Deidre (2009-03)

Thesis (MBA (Business Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This event study examines the effect that Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) announcements have on a companies' share price. The average mean return model is applied to study a sample of companies from the Financial Mail Top 200 Empowerment Companies list, 2007. The mean price change observed in a 7-day window around the event announcement is found to be significant relative to the calculated critical value. Results of the test statistic calculated relative to the probability shows that at a p-value of 0,00113, the result is significant and the null hypothesis is rejected at a 95% confidence level. This result of this study supports the fact that markets react positively to the announcements of BEE events.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie studie ondersoek die verhouding tussen die verandering van 'n maatskappy se aandele prys wanneer hierdie maatskappy 'n aankondiging maak oor 'n Swart Ekonomiese Transaksie (SET). Die Financial Mail Top 200 Empowerment Companies 2007 lys is gebruik om maatskappye te kies vir die studie. Die gemiddelde verandering in aandele prys in a 7-dag venster rondom die SET aankondiging blyk merkwaardig te wees wanneer met 'n berekende kritiese waarde vergelyk word. Die toets statistiek bewys dat met 'n p-waarde van 0,00113 daar met 95% sekerheid die nul hipotese kan verwerp. Die resultaat van hierdie studie ondersteun die feit dat markte positief reageer teenoor maatskappye wat nuus oor SET transaksies aankondig.

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