Why Is Meta Materials (MMAT) Stock Down 12% Today?


  • Meta Materials (MMAT) stock is falling on Wednesday alongside plans for a reverse stock split.
  • The company intends to consolidate 100 shares into a single share.
  • It’s doing so to get its price above the $1 minimum bid to continue its public listing.
MMAT stock - Why Is Meta Materials (MMAT) Stock Down 12% Today?

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Meta Materials (NASDAQ:MMAT) stock is falling on Wednesday after the smart materials company revealed plans for a reverse stock split.

A press release from Meta Materials notes that the company plans to enact a 1-for-100 reverse stock split next week. That will see its shares start trading on a split-adjusted basis on Monday.

Meta Materials notes that its shares will continue to trade under the MMAT stock ticker. However, the company’s shares will switch to “59134N302” as its new CUSIP number.

What’s Behind the MMAT Reverse Stock Split?

Meta Materials is taking this action to boost the price of the company’s stock. This is part of its plan to get the price of MMAT shares above the $1 minimum required to remain on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

When the reverse stock split goes into effect, the number of MMAT shares will drop from 564 million to roughly 5.64 million. This will also reduce the number of authorized shares from 1 billion to 10 million. However, this doesn’t change the percentage of stakes investors have in the company.

MMAT stock is down 11.7% as of Wednesday morning, with more than 3 million shares traded. The company’s daily average trading volume is still well above that at about 15.4 million shares.

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