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Cosmos Holdings (COSM) Stock Rose on CEO’s Share Purchases

Simon Mugo trader
Updated 26 Oct 2022

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Key points:

  • Cosmos Holdings (COSM) stock rose 25.4% on CEO share purchases.
  • Investors reacted positively to the move, as evidenced by the COSM rally.
  • So what comes next for the firm? Read on to find out.

The Cosmos Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: COSM) stock price rose after its CEO, Grigorios Siokas, increased his stake in the company to 52,057,170 shares. Investors cheered the announcement, as evidenced by the Cosmos’ share price rally.

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Cosmos Holdings’ share price recently fell after the company announced that it had upsized its latest equity offering to 62.5 million shares of common stock sold at $0.12 each to raise gross proceeds of $7.5 million, which it intends to use to support pending or potential acquisitions, and to pay off pending liabilities to some warrant holders.

The CEO’s move to acquire more shares after the significant decline in Cosmos’ share price indicates that he is confident in the company’s prospects, which is always a good sign. Unfortunately, the opposite is true of times when CEOs and other company executives sell their shares in the company they are running, which is regarded as a cautionary sign.

In late September, Cosmos agreed to acquire ZipDoctor from American International after signing a non-binding letter of intent (LOI). American International Holdings (AMIH) will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of ZipDoctor, including marketing, product development and operational support. However, it is still unclear when the transaction will close.

Cosmos also signed a distribution agreement with Virax Biolabs to distribute its Monkeypox Virus Real-Time PCR Detection Kit, which could generate decent revenues for the company given the rising Monkeypox cases globally.

The company’s share price has been trading below the crucial $1 mark required by the Nasdaq, and the firm may consider a share consolidation in future to bring its share price in line with the Nasdaq’s listing requirements. However, the stock has not breached the exchange’s six months deadline.

*This is not investment advice.

The Cosmos Holdings (COSM) stock price chart.

Cosmos Holdings (COSM) stock price 26-10-2022
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The Cosmos Holdings (COSM) stock price was up 25.42% to trade at $0.11, rising from Tuesday’s closing price of $0.873.

Simon has over six years of professional trading experience across FX, commodities and equities. He has a strong passion for financial markets and is particularly focused on price action trading