Stock liquidity and SMEs’ likelihood of bankruptcy:evidence from the US market


We study the association between the stock liquidity of SMEs in the US and their likelihood of bankruptcy, using a dataset that comprises information on 5075 firms over the time period from 1984 to 2013 using the hazard model of Campbell et al. (2008). We find that less liquid stocks are associated with higher probability of bankruptcy, although there is substantial heterogeneity across industries regarding the predictive power of the liquidity measure on the likelihood of bankruptcy. Furthermore, the exchange where the SMEs are listed also affects the likelihood of bankruptcy. Classification performance tests conclude that adding a liquidity measure variable to the Campbell et al. (2008) model improves its predictive power.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Centre for Personal Financial Wellbeing
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Uncontrolled Keywords: market liquidity,liquidity measures,bankruptcy,hazard model
Publication ISSN: 0275-5319
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 07:17
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 10:20
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-12-01
Published Online Date: 2017-07-08
Accepted Date: 2017-07-03
Authors: El Kalak, Izidin
Azevedo, Alcino (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4751-6085)
Hudson, Robert
Karim, Mohamad Abd

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