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TUI Share Price Gaps 4% Lower On A Potential Equity Raise

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 2 Oct 2020

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Shares of TUI AG (LON: TUI) gapped 4% on Friday after the tour operator confirmed reports that it is considering a potential equity raise.

Tui stock price opened lower after media reports mentioned a sum between €1-1.5 billion. Although the company confirmed reports it is considering to raise cash and improve its balance sheet, it said the targeted amount will be “significantly lower” than the €1-1.5 billion.

Accordingly, Tui hasn’t yet decided about whether it will definitely go ahead with such plans, let alone the size and time.

In August, Tui share price fell more than 7% after reporting an earnings loss of €1.4 billion.

“We are targeting a permanent annual saving of more than €300 million with the first benefits expected to be delivered from FY21 and full benefits to be delivered by FY23. In two years' time, TUI Group will emerge stronger, leaner, more digitalised and more agile, in what is likely to be a much more consolidated market,” TUI said in a statement back then.

Moreover, Tui was forced to cancel all tours to Turkey after the country, considered a major holiday hotspot, was being added to England and Scotland's quarantine list.

TUI stock price falls on reports that it is looking to raise capital October 2020

Shares of Tui currently trade at 284.7p, which is 2.23% lower on the day.


Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.