Stephen Ciccone

Chair of Accounting and Finance Department and Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: 
603.862.3343
Email: 
Office: 
Paul College 355E
Website: 
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~sciccone/index.htm
Stephen

Fields of Specialization:

Stock return anomalies, behavioral finance, and analyst forecast issues

Education:

Ph.D., Business Administration (Finance), Florida State University
Master of Accounting, University of Florida
B.S., Accounting, University of Florida
Certified Public Accountant (Florida) since 1995

Recent Research:

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ang, James S. and Stephen J. Ciccone. 2009. “Dividend Irrelevance Policy.” In H. Kent Baker (editor), Dividends and Dividend Policy. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley: 97-113.

PUBLICATIONS

Boulatoff, Catherine, Carol Boyer, and Stephen J. Ciccone. 2013. “Voluntary Environmental Regulation and Firm Performance: The Chicago Climate Exchange.”  Journal of Alternative Investments, vol. 15, no. 3 (Winter): 114-122.

Ciccone, Stephen J. 2011. “Analyst Forecasts, Forecasting Complexity, and Financial Distress.” Financial Decisions, vol. 23, no. 1 (Summer): Article 1, 1-35.

Ciccone, Stephen J. 2011. “Investor Optimism, False Hopes, and the January Effect.” Journal of Behavioral Finance, vol. 12, no. 3: 158-168.

Boyer, Carol, Stephen J. Ciccone, and Philip Swicegood. 2010. “The Search for a Dog-Free Portfolio: Why Unions Matter to Investors.” Journal of Business and Economics Research, vol. 8, no. 6 (June): 67-72.

Boyer, Carol and Stephen J. Ciccone. 2009.  “Do Utility Stocks Provide Exposure to Bond Markets?” Journal of Business and Economics Research, vol. 7, no. 12 (December): 25-29.

Ciccone, Stephen J. and Ahmad Etebari. 2008. “A Month-By-Month Examination of Long-Term Stock Returns.” Investment Management and Financial Innovations, vol. 5, no. 3: 8-18.

Ciccone, Stephen J. and Ahmad Etebari. 2007. “Analyst Forecasts in New Zealand.” Investment Management and Financial Innovations, vol. 4, no. 2: 25-32.

Boyer, Carol, Stephen J. Ciccone, and Wei Zhang. 2006. “Insider Trading and Earnings Reporting: Evidence of Managerial Optimism or Opportunism?” Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, vol. 2: 123-146.

Ciccone, Stephen J. and Thomas A. Rocco. 2005. “The Tech Industry or the Regulated Industry: Which One has the True Glamour Stocks?” Journal of Financial Service Professionals, vol. 59, no. 5 (September): 64-74.

Ciccone, Stephen J. 2005. “Trends in Analyst Earnings Forecast Properties.” International Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 14, no. 1: 1-22.

Ciccone, Stephen J. and Ahmad Etebari. 2004. “Analyst Earnings Forecast Trends in Pacific Rim Countries.” Managerial Finance, vol. 30, no. 7: 19-35.

Boyer, Carol, Stephen J. Ciccone, Yvette S. Harman, and Philip G. Swicegood. 2003. “Play Ball at My House: The Value of Naming Rights in Sports Complexes.” Southern Business and Economic Journal, vol. 26, nos. 3 and 4 (Summer/Fall): 103-118.

Ciccone, Stephen J. 2003. “Does Analyst Optimism about Future Earnings Distort Stock Prices?” Journal of Behavioral Finance, vol. 4, no. 2: 59-64.

Ciccone, Stephen J. 2003. “Forecast Dispersion and Error Versus Size, Book-to-Market Ratio, and Momentum: A Comparison of Anomalies from 1992 to 2001.” Journal of Asset Management, vol. 3, no. 4 (March): 333-344.

Ciccone, Stephen J. 2002. “GAAP Versus Street Earnings: Making Earnings Look Higher and Smoother.” Accounting Enquiries, vol. 11, no. 2 (Spring/Summer): 155-186.

Reprinted in the ICFAI Journal of Accounting Research, a journal of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India: vol. 3, no. 1 (January 2004): 59-68.

Benesh, Gary A. and Stephen J. Ciccone. 2000. “Trading Commissions, Portfolio Turnover Rates, and Wealth Accumulation.” Journal of Research in Finance, vol. 3, nos. 1 and 2 (Summer/Winter): 152-171.

 

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