The impact of companies' internal factors on stock liquidity in Pakistan
by Badal Khan; Muhammad Tahir; Abdul Majid Nasir; Muhammad Mushtaq
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting (AAJFA), Vol. 9, No. 4, 2019

Abstract: This study aims to find out the impact of corporate internal factors on the stock liquidity of companies listed on Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) Pakistan. The companies' financial factors, liquidity, leverage, activity, profitability, and valuation multiples, are taken as internal factors, while stock liquidity is measured by illiquidity ratio of Amihud. The study obtains five years' daily data from July 2010 to June 2015 of listed manufacturing firms from KSE. Only those firms are considered that close their financial year in June to avoid any periodical gap between share information and financial data. The regressed relationship of cross panel data is tested using panel least squares. The empirical results conclude that total assets turnover and profit margin are the financial factors that positively influence stock liquidity, whereas debt ratio and return on assets inversely influence stock liquidity. Moreover, the size of the corporation, liquidity (current ratio), market-book multiples, and price-earnings multiples are not significant to influence the stock liquidity.

Online publication date: Mon, 14-Oct-2019

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