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What: Shares of SodaStream International
So what: In total, the company announced plans to sell an aggregate of 5 million ordinary shares -- 1.2 million of which will be issued by SodaStream and 3.8 million of which will be sold by "certain selling shareholders." So between the possibility of dilution triggered by the share issuance and the usual concerns associated with heavy insider selling, it's no surprise that Mr. Market isn't taking too kindly to the news.
Now what: I wouldn't be so quick to pounce on today's plunge. Even with the double-digit drop, SodaStream is still up more than 70% since its November IPO and trades at a lofty-ish P/E of 44. When you couple those bubble-suggesting stats with today's share-sale announcement, it's tough not to follow the company's lead.
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