Why Afterpay, BWX, Pendal, and Temple & Webster shares are sinking

a woman looks distressed as she stares dramatically at her phone whiloe holding her hand to the back of her head with a disbelieving look on her face as though she is experiencing loss or disappointment.

a woman looks distressed as she stares dramatically at her phone whiloe holding her hand to the back of her head with a disbelieving look on her face as though she is experiencing loss or disappointment.a woman looks distressed as she stares dramatically at her phone whiloe holding her hand to the back of her head with a disbelieving look on her face as though she is experiencing loss or disappointment.

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) looks set to end the week in a very disappointing fashion. In afternoon trade, the benchmark index is down 1% to 7,399.7 points.

Four ASX shares that are falling more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are sinking:

Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT)

The Afterpay share price is down 9% to $69.14. This follows further weakness in the Block share price during overnight trade on Wall Street. As Block has been given all the approvals required to acquire the buy now pay later provider, Afterpay shareholders will shortly have their shares convert into Block shares.

BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX)

The BWX share price has continued its slide and is down a further 6% to $3.48. Investors have been selling this personal care products company’s shares this week following the surprise announcement of the exit of its CEO, Dave Fenlon. According to the release, Mr Fenlon will be replaced by the company’s COO, Rory Gration, from 1 March. Mr Fenlon will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL)

The Pendal share price has crashed 20% to $4.75. This follows the release of a disappointing quarterly update which revealed net fund outflows of $6.8 billion This led to Pendal’s funds under management (FUM) falling 2.5% to $135.7 billion during the December quarter despite the benefits of favourable market movements.

Temple & Webster Group Ltd (ASX: TPW)

The Temple & Webster share price is down 9% to $9.03. Investors have been selling this furniture and homewares retailer’s shares amid broad weakness in the tech sector. This latest decline means the former market darling’s shares are down 16% in 2022. This has been driven by concerns over the lofty multiples it and other tech shares trade on at a time when rates may soon start rising in the US.

The post Why Afterpay, BWX, Pendal, and Temple & Webster shares are sinking appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

Wondering where you should invest $1,000 right now?

When investing expert Scott Phillips has a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the flagship Motley Fool Share Advisor newsletter he has run for over ten years has provided thousands of paying members with stock picks that have doubled, tripled or even more.*

Scott just revealed what he believes could be the five best ASX stocks for investors to buy right now. These stocks are trading at near dirt-cheap prices and Scott thinks they could be great buys right now.

*Returns as of January 12th 2022

More reading

Motley Fool contributor James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended Afterpay Limited and Temple & Webster Group Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended Afterpay Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended BWX Limited and Temple & Webster Group Ltd. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

from The Motley Fool Australia https://ift.tt/33yAI6q

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s