The stock of Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ:RIOT) closed at $23.33 losing 4.50% in yesterday’s trading session. But what are the m makings of this firm? First and foremost it happens to be a firm with rather weak fundamentals regardless of the way one chooses to look at it. Second, it is associated with a rather sketchy history. And lastly and the reason that keeps a lot of people following it guessing is the fact that it is has quite minimal involvement in the blockchain space.
The short interest in stock and the fact that it has risen in a consistent manner is a matter that has attracted a lot of attention from various investors. It goes without saying that indeed such indicators might compel quite a significant number of Riot Blockchain’s investors to keep away from the stock. But even with that said, market experts believe that it is not good to dismiss anything right away. According to them, it is critical to take some time and delve much deeper.
Are you an investor? It is crucial to begin by first of all making a consideration of the alternative case. That is the only sure way for any given investor to either weaken or strengthen conviction.
One of the most notable things for anyone that has been following closely on the most recent developments is the fact that Riot Blockchain has lately been appreciating heavily. What followed later on was the announcement regarding a private placement which market experts say is to a tune of about $37m.
The question that was on the mind of most of the people was the reason as to why there was need to undergo private placement at a moment when the market value of the associated shares could cater for efficient equity financing.
With the passage of time it turned out that the appreciation grew in a rapid manner within security. There was enough reason according to experts to believe that the deal had been in the works and would be executed in shortest time possible.
One of the officials working with the firm said, “The deal, reported today, involves selling $37m worth of shares at $22.5 per share. Since the stock is trading at around $36, this represents a discount to these investors of roughly 45%.”