The 11/13 Paris terrorist attacks and stock prices: The case of the international defense industry

Emmanuel Apergis, Nicholas Apergis

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This study explores the impact of the Paris terrorist attacks on the stock returns of the most important companies in the global defense industry. The investigation is carried out using the traditional event study methodology. The findings are suggestive that this terrorist attacks event supports an upward trend in cumulative abnormal returns across all companies over the post-attack period, implying a positive effect of the attacks on the defensive companies' stock returns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalFinance Research Letters
Early online date11 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes


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