Bed Bath & Beyond Stock Price Sinks 35% on Debt Default Warning

  • Bed Bath & Beyond shares plunged Thursday after a fresh warning about its struggling financial condition.
  • The struggling housewares retailer said it lacked funds to pay down debt, and JPMorgan said it was in loan default.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond has already said it may have to file for bankruptcy.

Bed Bath & Beyond shares plummeted Thursday after the struggling housewares retailer said loans have been called in by JPMorgan and that it lacked the cash to pay down debt, underscoring bankruptcy concerns.

The stock hit an intraday low of $2.10, down 35%, and triggered two trading halts during afternoon trade. The loss was later pared to 22% as shares closed at $2.52.

“At this time, the Company does not have sufficient resources to repay the amounts under the Credit Facilities and this will lead the Company to consider all strategic alternatives, including restructuring its debt under the US Bankruptcy Code,” it said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Bed Bath & Beyond also said it received a notice of default from JPMorgan related to an amended credit facility, with the investment bank saying repayment was immediately due.

The update follows the company’s warning earlier this month that its troubled financial conditions may force it to file for bankruptcy protection.

Earlier this month, a massive short squeeze sent the shares flying to a high of $5.87 each, up 134% from its close in 2022.

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