Virgin Galactic Plans to Sell $500M in Stock; Shares Fall 17%


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When is Richard Branson space flight?

Musk has a ticket for a future flight on a Virgin Galactic trip. Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson prepares to spray champagne after flying with a crew in Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity to the edge of space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S., July 11, 2021. CNBCNASA chief says Richard Branson's flight was a great milestone in human space exploration

Who flew with Richard Branson?

Two pilots, Dave Mackay and Mike Masucci, flew the vehicle. The late physicist Stephen Hawking gave the space plane its name, "VSS Unity." The plane was secured to the bottom of a mothership, a double-fuselage aircraft called "VMS Eve," after Branson's mother. Business InsiderVirgin Galactic just flew billionaire founder Richard Branson and 3 crewmates to the edge of space

Who are the astronauts on Virgin Galactic?

Who were the crew members aboard the flight? The pilots are David Mackay and Michael Masucci. In addition to Mr. Branson, three Virgin Galactic employees joined the flight to evaluate how the experience will be for future paying customers. The New York TimesHighlights From Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Flight

Where is Richard Branson taking off from?

Branson, three crewmates and two pilots launched on the historic flight after being carried into launch position by Virgin Galactic's carrier plane VMS Eve. They will take off from the company's homeport of Spaceport America in New Mexico, with a live webcast chronicling the flight. Space.comVirgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 launch with Richard Branson. See video and photos of the flight.

The agents are entitled to commission at a mutually agreed rate that will not exceed 2% of the gross sales price. (See Virgin Galactic stock charts on TipRanks)

Virgin Galactic Holdings intends to use net proceeds from the offering for working capital, general, and administrative purposes. Part of the funds will also go towards financing the development of the company’s spaceship fleet, among other infrastructure developments.

Yesterday, BofA Securities analyst Ronald Epstein reiterated a Sell rating on the stock with a $41 price target. This implies that shares are fully priced at current levels. The sell rating comes just after the company moved a step closer to start carrying paying commercial passengers into space.

While Virgin Galactic has not announced when it intends to begin the commercial service, the analyst expects the program to begin in the first half of next year as the company hopes to complete another two suborbital test flights by fall 2021.

Epstein stated, “We see the risk reward as more skewed to the downside given our probability weighted base, bull and bear cases. Further, we believe the current valuation more than reflects the underlying financial fundamentals and gives the company a more than healthy multiple premium for potential growth.”

Consensus among analysts is a Moderate Buy based on 4 Buys, 6 Holds, and 1 Sell. The average Virgin Galactic price target of $36.90 implies 9.31% downside potential to current levels.

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The 60-minute trip to the edge of space adds credibility for the new industry. Will it give a further lift to Galactic stock?

(Bloomberg) -- Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. filed to sell as much as $500 million in shares following a rocket-powered test flight by founder Richard Branson that won Wall Street praise as a “marketing coup.” The success of the hour-long mission to more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) above Earth boosted Virgin Galactic’s plan to start offering tourism trips next year. But the shares tumbled the most in almost seven months after the disclosure Monday of the potential stock sale, which suggested t

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