Is there a neglected-firm effect?

Craig G. Beard, Richard W. Sias

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The "neglected-firm effect" suggests that securities that analysts ignore offer higher returns (a "neglect premium") than securities that analysts follow and scrutinize heavily. Using a large and recent sample of securities, we reinvestigated the neglected-firm effect. Controlling for capitalization, we found no evidence of a neglect premium. Investors attempting to exploit the neglected-firm effect during the past 14 years are likely to have been disappointed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalFinancial Analysts Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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