Stock Split in Insider Trading: Lessons from Malaysia

Shaharudin, Jakpar and Michael, Tinggi and Tan, Zhao Yu and Norshamsiah, Samsudin (2020) Stock Split in Insider Trading: Lessons from Malaysia. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 10 (2). pp. 184-194. ISSN 2225-8329

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Average daily cumulative abnormal volume turnover (ACAVT) is an interesting indicator for research purposes to determine the existence of possibly insider trading. The objective of this paper is to examine the existence of the possibly insider trading prior stock split announcement by using ACAVT. A sample of 79 public listed companies in Bursa Malaysia which did stock split within the period of 2013 to 2017 is analyzed. This paper also studies sample with positive ACAVT to determine the relationship between insider trading and independent variables which are market capitalization and major shareholder. One Sample T-Test and Multiple Regression Analysis are used in the study. The results indicate that there is 36.71% or 29 of studies sample involved in suspicious of insider trading. However, the negative value of ACAVT’s mean indicates that there is no existence of possibly insider trading prior stock split announcement. Market capitalization and major shareholder are insignificant negatively associated with possibly insider trading.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stock Split, Insider Trading, Average Daily Cumulative Abnormal Volume Turnover (ACAVT), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 03:30
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 06:59

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