Kodak’s stock rockets on heavy volume after committee hired by company finds no laws broken with loan announcement

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Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. rocketed 51.9% on very heavy volume in premarket trading Wednesday, after a special committee hired by the digital imaging and printing systems company to investigate how it disclosed a U.S. government loan found that no laws were broken. Trading volume topped 16.9 million shares, making the stock the most actively traded ahead of the open, and compared with the full-day average of 21.4 million shares. The committee found several governance concerns at Kodak surrounding how the news of the $765 million government loan was announced, but nothing illegal. The Wall Street Journal reported. The stock had soared 1,481% in three days after news broke that it received a $765 million government loan to help make drugs at U.S. factories, but the WSJ reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission launched an investigation as the stock started rallying before Kodak announced the news. Kodak’s stock has climbed 34.0% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 5.3%.
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