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Why Sundial Growers Stock Dropped Today

By Joe Tenebruso - Feb 2, 2021 at 7:00PM

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The cannabis company is selling its own stock at a rapid clip.

What happened 

Shares of Sundial Growers (SNDL 22.68%) fell 14% on Tuesday after the marijuana producer announced a new stock offering. 

So what

Sundial Growers said it would seek to raise roughly $74.5 million from the sale of shares and warrants. The offering is expected to close on Feb. 4. The sale comes on the heels of another $100 million share offering that Sundial closed earlier today. 

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Sundial Growers has sold large amounts of its stock in recent days. Image source: Getty Images.

Sundial said these offerings will boost its cash reserves to roughly $615 million. Management also hinted that the cannabis company could be on the hunt for new acquisition targets. 

"Sundial's current balance sheet and liquidity enable management to focus on delighting consumers while providing significant optionality to participate in North American consolidation," Sundial CEO Zachary George said in a press release. "We are grateful for continued investor support as we pursue attractive capital allocation opportunities within the emerging cannabis industry." 

Now what

Although these moves have allowed Sundial to fill its coffers with cash, it has diluted shareholders in the process. Its share count now stands at a staggering 1.52 billion, which will make it exceedingly difficult for Sundial to generate meaningful per-share profits in the coming quarters. 

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