Why Is Agrify (AGFY) Stock Down 50% Today?

  • Agrify (AGFY) stock is falling on details of its new public stock offering.
  • The price is well below the shares’ previous close.
  • This has heavy trading volume hammering AGFY stock today.
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Agrify (NASDAQ:AGFY) stock is on the move Friday as the company’s shares take a beating alongside a public stock offering.

The public offering includes 11.88 million shares of AGFY stock, 1.5 million pre-funded warrants to purchase shares of the company’s stock, as well as warrants for another 26.77 shares of its stock.

The offering price for the stock, which comes bundled with two warrants to purchase additional shares of AGFY stock, is sitting at 65 cents. The price for the pre-funded warrants, which also include two common warrants, is 64.9 cents.

Agrify is expecting to generate $8.7 million in gross proceeds from this public stock offering. The company intends to use these funds for working capital and general corporate purposes. That may include replaying debt.

Why AGFY Investors Are Upset

Public stock offerings are almost always a problem for investors as they dilute the company’s outstanding shares. Adding to that, these offerings are almost always at a lower price than what the stock is trading for.

AGFY stock is a perfect example of this, as the company’s shares closed trading on Thursday at 82 cents each. That’s well above the 65-cent price for shares being sold in this public offering. That’s why the price of AGFY stock is being dragged down today.

Investors will also note heavy trading of AGFY stock with some 3 million shares on the move. That’s well above its daily average trading volume of about 1.8 million shares.

AGFY stock is down 49.1% as of Friday afternoon.

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