Neglected firm effect

Neglected firm effect

The tendency of firms that are neglected by security analysts to outperform firms that are the subject of considerable attention.

Neglected-Firm Effect

A theory stating that publicly-traded companies that analysts do not track or follow closely tend to outperform those receiving a great deal of attention. Analysts sometimes pay less attention to companies because there is limited information available on them. Part of the neglected-firm effect may be explained by the fact that these firms are riskier and therefore have higher returns.
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Market anomalies such as the Neglected Firm Effect and January Effect helped support the findings that the smallest stocks should continue to outperform any other segment of the market in the long run.