Here's How Much Gains Cathie Wood Has Missed Out On This Month By Selling Virgin Galactic Stock

Here's How Much Gains Cathie Wood Has Missed Out On This Month By Selling Virgin Galactic Stock

Cathie Wood-led Ark Investment Management dumped all of its stake in Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc SPCE in tranches this month, shedding nearly 2 million shares in the space tourism company and missing out on a rocket-like rally.

What Happened: Virgin Galactic shares have soared about 35.4% since Ark's first SPCE trade this month on May 6.

Between May 6 and May 25, Wood's hedge fund has sold about 1.96 million shares.

An average price of $18.78 per share is estimated based on the closing price of each of these trading days, fetching the investment firm about $36.77 million.

The same shares would be worth $52.85 million as per Thursday's closing price, implying Ark missed out on about $16 million in gains on the stock.

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Why It Matters: The investment firm held the shares of the Richard Branson-founded company via the Ark Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF ARKQ and the recently floated Ark Space Exploration & Innovation ETF ARKX.

The space tourism company over the weekend announced it had completed its third spaceflight and the first-ever spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico bringing it one step closer to the commercial launch of its space services.

SPCE competes with Blue Origin, the privately held space venture founded by Inc AMZN CEO Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk-led SpaceX.

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The popular fund, known for its investment in Tesla Inc TSLA and the recent bets on cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global Inc COIN, started diluting Virgin Galactic stake last month after an initial bullish streak.

Branson last month sold nearly $150 million worth of shares of the space tourism company and still holds 56.8 million shares in Virgin Galactic.  

Price Action: SPCE shares closed 5.55% higher at $27 on Wednesday.

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