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Information Aggregation through Stock Prices and the Cost of Capital

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This paper studies a firm's optimal capital structure in an environment where the firm's stock price serves as a public signal for its default risk. In equilibrium, the number of traders who find it profitable to trade the firm's stock increases as the firm issues more equity. In turn, the precision with which the stock price communicates the firm's fundamental to bond investors increases in the number of equity investors. Thus, through its capital structure, firms can internalize the informational externality that stock prices exert on bond yields. Strong firms therefore issue equity to reduce borrowing costs.
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Keywords: CAPITAL COST; INFORMATION AGGREGATION; MARKET DEPTH; SEQUENTIAL MARKETS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2018

This article was made available online on 28 July 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Information Aggregation through Stock Prices and the Cost of Capital".

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  • Founded as Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft in 1844.

    As one of the oldest journals in the field of political economy, the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE) deals traditionally with the problems of economics, social policy, and their legal framework. JITE is listed in the Journal of Economic Literature, the Social Science Citation Index, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, and COREJ.

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