Richard Verstegan 5 a.m., March 12
Biotech's Share Offering Stumbles
Arena Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego biotech, today (July 8) offered 12.5 million shares priced at $4.17 each. The stock had closed at $4.67 Tuesday, so the offering price was at an almost 11% discount from the previous day. But this morning, Arena shares have plunged to $4.04. Arena had 80 million shares outstanding May 6. The offering raises the count by 15.6%.