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What: Shares of stem cell therapy specialist Geron
So what: Unfortunately for Geron shareholders, the 17.4 million public share offering is being priced at $5 each, representing an 18% discount to yesterday's closing price. Additionally, Geron is giving its underwriters an option to buy another 2.6 million shares, leaving Mr. Market more than enough dilution anxiety to send the stock plummeting.
Now what: I wouldn't be so quick to pounce on today's price plunge. When you couple today's discounted capital raise with the most recent quarter, in which losses widened to $18.3 million on growing expenses, Geron's fundamentals leave plenty to be desired. For my money, profitable big-caps like Amgen
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