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Why Is Aptevo Therapeutics (APVO) Stock Down 33% Today?


  • Aptevo Therapeutics (APVO) stock is falling on a public share offering.
  • The company is selling 8,064,517 shares for 62 cents each.
  • It expects gross proceeds of $5 million from the offering.
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Aptevo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:APVO) stock is sliding lower on Wednesday after the biotechnology company announced a public share offering.

The APVO stock offering has the company selling 8,064,517 shares at a price of 62 cents per share. The company is also issuing Series A warrants and Series B warrants to acquire another 8,064,517 shares of common stock each. These warrants have an exercise price of 62 cents per share and expire in 2025 and 2028, respectively.

Aptevo Therapeutics is expecting gross proceeds of $5 million from the public stock offering. The biotechnology company intends to use these funds for working capital.

What This Means for APVO Stock

With this public stock offering, Aptevo Therapeutics is increasing the total number of shares of APVO stock outstanding. That also dilutes the current stakes of shareholders in the company. That helps explain why the company’s shares are down today.

To go along with that, the public offering price isn’t helping APVO stock. 62 cents is well below the company’s prior closing price of 98 cents per share. Keeping that in mind, it makes sense that the company’s stock is falling today.

Today’s news also brings heavy trading to APVO stock. As of this writing, more than 408,000 shares of the company’s stock have changed hands. That’s already well above its daily average trading volume of about 179,000 shares.

APVO stock is down 33.2% as of Wednesday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

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