Aug. 17, 2022, 11:47 p.m. EDT

Bed Bath & Beyond stock drops 18% after Ryan Cohen plans to unload huge stake

By Wallace Witkowski

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. shares fell more than 18% in the extended session Wednesday after GameStop Corp. Chairman Ryan Cohen disclosed he’s planning to sell his big stake in the company just months after he bought it.

Bed Bath & Beyond (NAS:BBBY) shares ended after-hours trading down 18.3%, following an 11.8% rally in the regular session to close at $23.08.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in a Form 144 filing, Cohen’s RC Ventures announced plans to sell its stake in Bed Bath & Beyond, which comes to 7.8 million shares owned, and call options that require RC to register 9.5 million shares for sale, or nearly 12% of the company’s 80 million outstanding shares.

The stake was just bought back in March , when shares were trading around $16.

Ryan, who is also co-founder of online pet-products retailer Chewy Inc. (NYS:CHWY) , was voted to chair GameStop (NYS:GME) in June 2021.

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