Tuesday, 03 August 2021 13:41

Capital structure woes

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: It seems Fonterra's revised preferred option for its new capital structure has fallen short of farmer expectations.

Judging by the performance of Fonterra's share price on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, farmers are still offloading their shares for fear of the prices crashing under a farmers-only trading market.

Since the revised preferred option was unveiled on July 19, the share price has dropped 40c to $3/share.

The share price touched an all-time low of $2.88 six weeks ago and was heading into the same territory last week.

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