Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171277
Authors: 
Cici, Gjergji
Shane, Philip B.
Yang, Yanhua Sunny
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
CFR Working Paper 17-04
Abstract: 
We hypothesize that connections with buy-side analysts provide a sell-side analyst with private information generated by the buy-side that enhances the quality of sell-side research. We proxy for these connections with the number of stocks at the intersection of stocks held in the portfolios of institutional investors and followed by the sell-side analyst. The larger this intersection, the more opportunities the sell-side analyst has to interact with institutional investors. We proxy for the research quality of the sell-side analyst with the relative accuracy of her earnings forecasts. We find that such connections enhance the accuracy of earnings forecasts, but up to a point of diminishing returns. Additional tests rule out that the observed association is due to reverse causality.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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