Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) stock is taking a beating on Thursday as investors react to a couple of pieces of news about the crypto exchange.
The first big story concerning COIN stock has to do with the New York State Department of Financial Services. Coinbase just reached a $100 million settlement with the agency. This news comes as regulators try and catch up with crypto and how to regulate digital assets.
The settlement includes Coinbase paying a $50 million penalty to “settle allegations it violated anti-money-laundering laws.” Regulators dinged the company for failing to perform thorough background checks on users. The other $50 million will go toward improving Coinbase’s compliance program over the next two years.
COIN Stock Was Also Downgraded
Cowen analysts Stephen Glagola and George Kuhle are behind this next bit of news. Specifically, they dropped COIN stock from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating. The current consensus rating is “hold” based on 24 analysts’ opinions.
To go along with that, the Cowen analysts also cut their price target for COIN stock from $75 to $36 per share. That represents a potential 4.5% downside for the exchange’s shares based on yesterday’s closing price. For the record, the consensus price target for COIN is $82.30 per share.
COIN stock is down 10.9% as of Thursday morning with some 7.6 million shares trading hands. The company’s daily average trading volume is roughly 14.3 million shares.
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