Halcon’s Market Cap Falls Below $50M, NYSE Threatens to De-List

Halcon ResourcesThe New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has certain minimum standards if a company wants to continue trading stocks on the exchange: The company’s stock price must be trading for at least $1 per share, and the company’s market capitalization must be at least $50 million. Market cap is pretty easy to calculate: it’s the number of outstanding shares times the per-share price. If you have 50 million shares of stock and the price is trading for $1/share, you’re there. You meet the NYSE’s requirements. Various companies with operations in the Marcellus/Utica have fallen short and have been warned by the NYSE that unless they get their act together, they would be de-listed. Some turned it around (see Eclipse Resources Dodges a Bullet – Stock Won’t Get De-Listed), and some didn’t (see Magnum Hunter De-Listed from NYSE; Still Shopping Eureka Hunter). Halcon Resources, a driller with 140,000 Utica acres it doesn’t bother to drill on, was warned in June by the NYSE that their share price, trading under $1/share, is too low (see NYSE Threatens Halcon Resources with De-Listing of Stock). In July Halcon filed for bankruptcy (see Halcon Resources Files for “Pre-Packaged” Bankruptcy). The NYSE has just issued another warning to Halcon: the company’s market capitalization has now fallen below $50 million…

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