Why Is Sidus Space (SIDU) Stock Down 59% Today?


  • Sidus Space (SIDU) stock is dropping after pricing a public offering.
  • The company is selling 15 million shares for 30 cents each.
  • It expects to raise $4.5 million from the offering.
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Sidus Space (NASDAQ:SIDU) stock is falling on Tuesday after the satellite company revealed the pricing of its public offering.

That public offering has Sidus Space selling 15 million shares of its Class A common stock or pre-funded warrants. These shares are priced at 30 cents each, which is a significant discount from yesterday’s closing price of 89 cents.

In addition to this, Sidus Space is allowing underwriters of the public offering to obtain an additional 2.25 million shares. This option lasts for 45 days, with the shares priced the same as in the public offering.

Sidus expects to raise $4.5 million in gross proceeds from the SIDU stock offering. The company will use these funds for “sales and marketing, operational costs, product developmen [and] manufacturing expansion” as well as working capital and general corporate purposes.

What Has SIDU Stockholders Upset Today?

Investors typically don’t react well to news of a public stock offering and SIDU stock isn’t immune to this. That comes as shareholders watch their stakes in a company shrink alongside the introduction of new shares. Also, the company devalues its shares by offering them at a below-market price.

With today’s news comes heavy trading of SIDU stock. This has some 6 million shares on the move as of this writing. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is closer to 481,000 shares.

SIDU stock is down 59.4% as of Tuesday morning.

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