Changes In Stock Price Informativeness of Palestinian banks Under COVID-19 Pandemic
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Conference Paper

This paper attempts to assess the stock price informativeness of listed banks in Palestine. This is important as it can contribute to an understanding of the role that the Palestinian banking system play in terms of supporting the Palestinian financial market efficiency, taking into consideration the unusual work conditions that cast a vague shadow on operating processes in Palestine, of which the most prevailing are the political challenges and the establishment of the governmental Palestinian institutions, in addition to the challenges that result from the COVID-19 crisis. To indicate the informational transparency level of stock prices for banks listed at the Palestinian exchange, we use two measures of stock price informativeness: stock return synchronicity represented by R-squared, and future earnings prediction ability based on current returns. The literature shows that high return synchronicity combined with low future earnings prediction ability indicate a low price informativeness level. We expect that the hazards entailed in the Palestinian environment will lead us to find a low price informativeness level.

Conference Title
The challenges of the Palestinian economy under the political pressure and the repercussions of the Corona crisis
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April 11, 2021 - April 11, 2021
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Economics and Social Sciences Faculty
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