Why Is High Tide (HITI) Stock Down 23% Today?

  • High Tide (HITI) stock is slipping on stock offering news.
  • This dilutes current investors’ stakes in the company.
  • It also has HITI seeing heavy trading today.
HITI Stock - Why Is High Tide (HITI) Stock Down 23% Today?

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High Tide (NASDAQ:HITI) stock is taking a beating on Tuesday as investors react to a public stock offering from the cannabis company.

According to a press release from High Tide, it’s entered into an agreement with a collection of underwriters led by Echelon Wealth Partners. This will have those underwriters acquiring 4,310,400 units from the company.

So why is that dropping HITI stock today? First off, investors likely aren’t happy about the price of the deal, which comes in at 2.32 CAD per unit. Secondly, stock offerings typically harm shares as they dilute current shareholders’ stakes in the company.

To go along with this, the agreement signed by High Tide has each unit containing one share of HITI stock and one warrant to purchase an additional share. Those warrants have a lifespan of 60 months and are exercisable for 2.73 CAD each. There’s also an option for underwriters to acquire an additional 646,560 up to 30 days after the deal closes.

High Tide expects to raise up to 11.5 million CAD from the stock offering. The company intends to use these funds for “constructing and opening new retail cannabis store locations, the repayment of debt and for general corporate and working capital purposes.”

This news has HITI stock seeing heavy trading today. That has some 1 million shares moving as of this writing. That’s above its daily average trading volume of about 137,000 shares.

HITI stock is down 22.8% as of Tuesday morning.

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