Why Is Akili (AKLI) Stock Up 68% Today?


  • Akili (AKLI) stock is rising higher Tuesday on a corporate update.
  • That has Shionogi forgiving $5 million in debt.
  • The news also includes an upfront payment of $10.5 million.
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Akili (NASDAQ:AKLI) stock is rocketing higher on Tuesday after the digital medicine company provided investors with a positive corporate update.

According to this update, Shionogi has “canceled and forgiven” $5 million in debt owed by Akili. The company has also agreed to make payments for Akili’s SDT-001. That includes a $10.5 million upfront payment to cancel future royalty payments and milestone payments.

To go along with that, Akili is still eligible for up to $4.5 million in payments from Shionogi for development and support services. That includes $1.5 million paid upfront and a potential $3 million more from milestones.

Finally, Akili announced its intention to seek out strategic alternatives. This will see its Board of Directors work with outside advisors to determine the best outcome for investors in AKLI stock.

How This Affects AKLI Stock Today

AKLI stock is seeing heavy trading on Tuesday alongside its agreement with Shionogi. This has more than 76 million shares changing hands as of this writing. That’s well above its daily average trading volume of about 2.5 million shares.

AKLI stock is up 67.5% as of Tuesday afternoon.

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