Determinants of Blockholdership - A new Dataset for Blockholder Analysis

44 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2021

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Jan Philipp Harries

University of Wuppertal - Schumpeter School of Business and Economics

Date Written: June 30, 2021

Abstract

I introduce a new database for research on institutional and individual blockholders in US-listed firms. Analyzing the contents of all SEC Form 13D and 13G filings downloaded from EDGAR, I find that individual blockholdership of listed companies is in decline over the last 15 years. Holders of large blocks prefer companies with medium market cap, a high equity-to-total-assets ratio and a low dividend-payout ratio. The database is made available free of charge to facilitate further research in this area.

Keywords: Blockholdership, Long-term Ownership, SEC Filings, Dataset

JEL Classification: C81, G23, G32

Suggested Citation

Harries, Jan Philipp, Determinants of Blockholdership - A new Dataset for Blockholder Analysis (June 30, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3899185 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3899185

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