A circuit breaker is an automatic, temporary trading halt on certain securities when the underlying stock is experiencing times of high volatility. It is a measure put in place to help restore and bring order to the markets.
Here are the stocks halted on a circuit breaker today and the news that possibly impacted those stocks, according to Benzinga Pro.
Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc VRCA 9:34 a.m.: Halted for volatility as the stock made a 53% downside move after the company announced it received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA for its NDA for VP-102 as a direct result of deficiencies at general reinspection of Sterling Pharmaceuticals Services, LLC.
Maxar Technologies Inc MAXR 9:49 a.m.: Stock halted pending news and settled 17.9% higher on Wednesday’s trading session after Maxar announced the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office awarded it an Electro-Optical Commercial Layer contract.
Kohl's Corporation KSS 10:04 a.m.: Halted for upside volatility as the news circulated that potential buyout investors would lower their offer from $64 to $65 per share to $62 per share.
Blacksky Technology Inc BKSY 10:20 a.m.: Halted for upside volatility as shares nearly doubled, gaining more than 97% during Wednesday’s trading session after the company announced a 10-year electro-optical commercial layer contract with the U.S. government.
Valvoline Inc VVV 12:01 p.m.: Halted for upside volatility following reports suggesting Aramco approached Valvoline about a takeover and that talks are still early-stage.
Enochian Biosciences Inc ENOB Halted several times for downside volatility as shares lost nearly 37% of their value after Hindenburg Research tweeted that Enochian's founder and inventor of its scientific breakthroughs have been arrested in a murder-for-hire plot in California.
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