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Petrobras stock falls on heavy volume after public stock offering

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By Tomi Kilgore

The U.S.-listed shares of Brazil-based Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. /zigman2/quotes/200745132/composite PBR -5.46% , also known as Petrobras, fell 0.5% on NYSE-leading volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, to buck a broad rally in the energy sector, after the oil and gas exploration company priced a secondary share offering at a discount. Trading volume was 48.1 million shares, compared with the full-day average of about 13.5 million shares. Petrobras disclosed Wednesday that its public offering of 69.3 million American Depositary Shares (ADS) priced at $15.84 each, or 0.9% below Tuesday's closing price of $15.98. The offering was valued at $1.10 billion, which represented about 1.1% of the company's market capitalization. The stock lost 3.0% over the past three months, while the SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF /zigman2/quotes/206420077/composite XLE -3.89% has slipped 4.1% and the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.72% has gained 3.6%.

/zigman2/quotes/200745132/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 10.90
-0.63 -5.46%
Volume: 35.73M
Jan. 15, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
0.86%
Market Cap
$70.56 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.32M
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/zigman2/quotes/206420077/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE Arca
$ 42.75
-1.73 -3.89%
Volume: 47.75M
Jan. 15, 2021 8:00p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,768.25
-27.29 -0.72%
Volume: 2.74B
Jan. 15, 2021 5:18p
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