HTC ceases stock trading, takeover likely

HTC stops trading company shares pending a 'major announcement,' lending credence to rumors of a company buyout.

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Published Wed, Sep 20 2017 12:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Beleaguered Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC has halted trading of its shares, lending credence to buyout rumors.

HTC ceases stock trading, takeover likely | TweakTown.com

HTC today announced that it has paused all trading of company stock on the Taiwan Stock Exchange ahead of a "major announcement," which is likely an official takeover reveal. The company, which once sat alongside the biggest phone-makers in the industry, recently reported its eighth straight consecutive loss in May, with losses of $66 million in first quarter of the current fiscal year.

Speculation indicates HTC will sell its research and development and smartphone divisions to Alphabet Inc, and other reports say the company will likewise spin off its VR division that's responsible for the HTC Vive headset.

As The China Post reports, HTC has seen a significant drop in stock value in the last few years. The company's shares currently sit at NT $69.30, only 5% of the company's all-time TSE high of NT $1,300 achieved in 2011.

NEWS SOURCE:ft.com

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