Why Is Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) Stock Down Today?


  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) stock is dropping on Wednesday after announcing a reverse stock split.
  • That will see it consolidate 12 shares into a single share.
  • The reverse split will go into effect after markets close today.
INO Stock - Why Is Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) Stock Down Today?

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) stock is taking a beating on Wednesday as the biotechnology company prepares for a reverse stock split.

The company’s shares will undergo a 1-for-12 reverse stock split. That reverse stock split is set to take place after markets close today and will see shares start trading on a split-adjusted basis tomorrow.

INO stock will keep its current ticket but switch to “45773H 409” as its new CUSIP number. The reverse split will reduce the total number of outstanding shares from 280.1 million to approximately 23.3 million. However, authorized shares will remain at 600,000,000.

What’s Behind the INO Reverse Stock Split?

Inovio Pharmaceuticals has decided to enact a reverse stock split to increase the price of its shares. It’s doing so to get the value of its stock above the $1 minimum bid price required to remain on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

While the reverse stock split changes the value and number of shares of INO stock, it doesn’t affect stakes. That means investors will continue to maintain their current holds in the company even after the split goes into effect.

INO stock is down slightly as of Wednesday morning, with some 144,000 shares traded. Its daily average trading volume is about 3.6 million shares.

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