Why Is Tantech (TANH) Stock Down Today?

Tantech (NASDAQ:TANH) stock is down a shocking 70% today after the company announced it is issuing more shares just as it regained compliance with the Nasdaq over its minimum trading price.

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Investors are reacting badly to news of the share sale, which they see as diluting their existing holdings and pushing TANH stock sharply lower today.

This is bad news for Tantech. Over the last six months, Tantech’s share price has now declined more than 90%. Shares closed out March 14 at $1.82. Today, they are trading for less than 50 cents.

What Happened With TANH Stock

In a news release, Tantech said that it has regained the minimum trading price requirements to remain listed on the Nasdaq in the U.S. Ordinarily, this would be greeted positively by investors. However, Tantech also said that it is planning a secondary share offering, the proceeds of which it plans to use for general corporate purposes, including working capital and other business opportunities.

Tantech has since announced that it intends to raise $10 million through offering 20 million new shares. Investors tend to view secondary offerings negatively as they will dilute the current shares outstanding. Secondary share sales also raise questions about why the companies involved need more capital.

Why It Matters

Tantech, which produces bamboo charcoal-based products, has been on a rocky road. TANH stock has cratered in recent months and is a penny stock that has been in danger of being delisted from the Nasdaq. In February, the company undertook a 1-for-10 reverse stock split to raise its share price.

Today’s 70% decline comes as the majority of other Chinese stocks are rallying after the government in Beijing pledged its support of capital markets and called for an end to the ongoing crackdown on technology companies. That Tantech’s share price is plummeting when most other Chinese securities are rallying is cause for concern.

What’s Next for Tantech

The drama surrounding TANH stock shows no signs of ending soon. Today’s big decline adds to the ongoing problems facing the company and its shareholders. Investors should avoid this company and its stock.

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On the date of publication, Joel Baglole did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Joel Baglole has been a business journalist for 20 years. He spent five years as a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has also written for The Washington Post and Toronto Star newspapers, as well as financial websites such as The Motley Fool and Investopedia.

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