ARK Invest Sells Coinbase Shares for Third Straight Day

The investment firm has sold the crypto exchange's stock on all but two trading days this month.

AccessTimeIconDec 13, 2023 at 10:13 a.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 6:36 p.m. UTC

Cathie Wood’s investment management firm, ARK Invest, sold Coinbase (COIN) stock for a third straight day as the shares held steady within 5% of the year’s high.

The firm offloaded a total of 82,255 shares worth about $11.5 million at Tuesday’s closing price from the ARK Innovation (ARKK), ARK Next Generation Internet (ARKW) and ARK Fintech Innovation (ARKF) exchange-traded funds (ETF). It has reduced its stake in the crypto exchange on all but two trading days this month.

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    St. Petersburg, FL-based ARK Invest’s policy is to keep the maximum weight of any given company in its holding to 10%. The recent rally in COIN stock, which last month touched highs not seen since April 2022, means its weighting in the three ETFs remains in excess of that level even after recent divestments that include Friday’s $49 million sale, the largest since July.

    This month, ARK Invest has sold more than $120 million of Coinbase shares, based on closing prices.

    Edited by Parikshit Mishra.




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