This paper uses segmented dual-class shares of Chinese firms-Ashares traded in mainland China by local investors and H shares traded in Hong Kong by foreign investors-to document a rich pattern in the differential reactions of local and foreign investors to analyst recommendations. This pattern reveals that social connections between analysts and investors affect investor reactions to analyst recommendations. Because of the investors' differential reactions, analyst recommendations may exacerbate, rather than attenuate, the market segmentation between the two share classes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics