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  275  Secondary Offerings                                                                                              Share

Reading more, beyond the bottom line...
Definitions and Reactions to "Secondaries"...

Secondary Public Offering (SPO):  After the initial public offering (IPO) of a given company, an additional offering of stock for sale, which increases the number of shares outstanding in that public company.

But why do companies offer this additional stock?...
Simple really.  They need more money... to reduce existing debt, or to fund expansion or acquisitions or, in some extreme cases, it's a last-ditch effort to save the company from failing.

Reactions:  Implications, or resulting effects and reactions by the market, to secondary offerings can vary widely, depending on a company's explanation for why they are doing it.

If big money managers and analysts like the explanation given, for example for a business expansion or to fund further research and development in a high-growth area, then the stock price could actually go up on the news of a secondary offering.  However, if a company has not been doing well, and it is obvious that they are offering additional stock just to raise money to keep from going into default, then the stock price could likely sink on the news, given that it will dilute the value of existing shareholders' stock.  And that becomes an unfortunate sign for many that it's time to get off the sinking ship before its stock price goes down even further, and they decide to sell.
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This is a harder piece of information to track down, so we continue to search for it for you.  Wouldn't it seem logical that investors would want to see a complete track record of secondary offerings beyond just the initial IPO?  All we were able to find were IPO sites that list calendars and IPO dates - past and present.

Therefore, we are recommending the search below, by site, as you find sites that you believe may track these secondary offering announcements.

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What you should find in this step:

Our Key Findings from this step (and where we found the information)...
From this step, and the techniques we use below, it takes a little more digging through the information to find what you need about secondary offerings from your company.  Here's what we found for Intel:



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