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Why Is BioXcel Therapeutics (BTAI) Stock Down 26% Today?


  • BioXcel Therapeutics (BTAI) stock is falling on Friday after announcing a proposed public offering.
  • The company plans to sell up to $60 million worth of BTAI stock.
  • This news brings heavy trading to BTAI this morning.
BTAI Stock - Why Is BioXcel Therapeutics (BTAI) Stock Down 26% Today?

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BioXcel Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BTAI) stock is taking a beating on Friday after the commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company announced a proposed underwritten public offering.

This public offering includes $60 million worth of shares of BTAI stock. The company also intends to offer underwriters of the deal a 30-day option to acquire another $9 million of its shares. Underwriters include BofA Securities and Truist Securities.

BioXcel says that it will use the funds from this offering for “ongoing and planned clinical trials,” commercialization and general corporate purposes. The company hasn’t yet priced the shares in the offering.

How This Affects BTAI Stock Today

A public offering increases the total number of shares available on the market. Doing this dilutes the stakes of current investors. Shares are also typically priced at a discount in offerings. Both of these factors are likely weighing on BTAI stock this morning.

Adding to that is heavy trading of BTAI shares on Friday. That has more than 2.5 million shares changing hands as of this writing. This is already more than double BioXcel Therapeutics’ daily average trading volume of about 1 million shares.

BTAI stock is down 26.4% as of Friday morning but was up 28% year-to-date (YTD) when markets closed on Thursday.

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On the date of publication, William White did not hold (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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