Why Is Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI) Stock Up 29% Today?


  • Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI) stock is rising with a reverse stock split.
  • This reverse split is on a 1-for-200 basis.
  • The company is enacting the reverse split to boost its share price and avoid delisting.
ASTI Stock - Why Is Ascent Solar Technologies (ASTI)  Stock Up 29% Today?

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Ascent Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:ASTI) stock is rising higher on Tuesday due to the company enacting a reverse stock split.

This reverse stock split has Ascent Solar Technologies consolidating down 200 shares of ASTI stock into a single share. That takes its outstanding number of shares from roughly 92 million pre-split to around 500,000 post-split.

The Ascent Solar Technologies reverse stock split is set to go into effect when trading opens this morning. The company will keep its ASTI stock ticker but will use a new CUSIP number, which is 043635705.

Why the AST Reverse Stock Split?

Ascent Solar Technologies notes that it is undergoing the reverse stock split as a way to boost the price of its shares. Doing so increases its stock above the $1 minimum required to remain on the Nasdaq Exchange. This should help keep the company from being delisted for a low trading price.

While a reverse stock split affects the price of the stock, as well as its outstanding shares, it won’t alter its market capitalization. The company’s market cap was sitting at $2.937 million when markets closed on Monday.

Trading activity this morning has some 760,000 shares of ASTI stock changing hands. That’s still a ways off from its daily average trading volume of around 5.7 million shares.

ASTI stock is up 28.9% as of Tuesday morning.

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