Tarsisius R.Suganda_Abstract_1832014

SINYAL PROFITABILITAS DAN REAKSI PASAR MODAL TERKAIT PENINGKATAN DIVIDEN SAAT LABA MENINGKAT

Tarsisius Renald Suganda
El Hezekiah Sabbat
Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Ma Chung Malang
Villa Puncak Tidar N-01, Malang, 65151, Indonesia.

Korespondensi dengan Penulis:
T. Renald Suganda: Telp. +62 341 550 171; Fax. +62 341 550 175
E-mail: renald.suganda@machung.ac.id

Abstract
Dividend policy was a topic that still caused the pros and cons. Based on signaling theory, the announcement of dividend would be reacted by the market. The purposes of this study were to investigate the effect of the company’s profitability as a result of dividend announcement, to examine the market reaction (using abnormal return and trading volume activity as the indicators) toward the announcement of dividend increase when the earning or profit was increasing. Event study method was used to answer the research questions. The result showed that there was a significant ROE decreasing in a year after the announcement. The market reaction showed that there was a negative abnormal return during the period of the announcement of dividend increase when the earning or profit was increasing. The study also showed that the average trading volume was insignificantly increasing after the announcement. This study showed that the announcement indicated a bad signal for the Indonesian market. However, the findings of the research gave some suggestions for the same researches in Indonesia capital market.

Keywords: abnormal return, dividend, event study, ROE, signaling theory, trading volume activity

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