Why Is PaxMedica (PXMD) Stock Up 51% Today?


  • PaxMedica (PXMD) stock is rising on a $20 million agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund.
  • This includes the option to sell shares of its stock to the fund.
  • The deal last for 30 months and prices will be determined by market value.
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PaxMedica (NASDAQ:PXMD) stock is taking off on Friday after the biopharmaceutical company entered into an investment agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund.

According to a press release, this covers a purchase agreement and registration rights agreement for up to $20 million. That gives PaxMedica the right to sell as much as $20 million worth of PXMD stock to Lincoln Park Capital Fund.

Investors will note that PaxMedica has no obligation to sell shares of PXMD stock to Lincoln Park Capital Fund if it does not want to. They should also keep in mind that this agreement covers a 30-month period.

The deal also has the price of share sales determined by market prices. There’s also no upper limit for how much shares of PXMD stock can cost during the sale. Lincoln Park Capital Fund also won’t take part in any short selling of the company’s shares.

What’s Behind the Investment Agreement?

PaxMedica is using the deal with Lincoln Park Capital Fund to gain funds as it needs them. The company says it intends to use the money acquired from the share sales for a couple of things, including “general corporate purposes” and working capital.

PXMD stock investors are reacting positively to the news with heavy trading of shares today. As of this writing, more than 13 million shares have changed hands. That’s well above the company’s daily average trading volume of about 3 million shares.

PXMD stock is up 51% as of Friday morning.

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