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Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. is a financial services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the underwriting of commercial automobile insurance policies, focusing on the light commercial automobile sector. It operates through the property and casualty (P&C) insurance business segment. Its automobile sector includes taxi cabs, non-emergency para-transit, limousine, livery and business auto. Its automobile insurance products provide insurance coverage in over three areas, including liability, accident benefits and physical damage. Its liability insurance provides coverage subject to policy terms and conditions where the insured is determined to be responsible and/or liable for an automobile accident, for the payment for injuries and property damage to third parties. The accident benefit policies or provide coverage for loss of income, medical and rehabilitation expenses for insured persons injured in an automobile accident, regardless of fault.

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UPDATE: American Airlines sets new $1.1 billion stock sale agreement

10:04 am ET January 30, 2021 (MarketWatch)

Tomi Kilgore and Claudia Assis

Equity distribution agreement comes after stock surged in wake of earnings, 'de-risking' by short sellers

American Airlines Group Inc. took advantage of the recent surge in its stock price, by setting on Friday a new plan for the sale of up to $1.1 billion worth of shares.

The new plan comes after the air carrier's stock (AAL) surged 9.3% on Thursday after fourth-quarter results, and 17.3% over the past three days. Some analysts suggested the relatively oversized gains ( was related to the recent trading frenzy ( in stocks with a high number of bearish bets against them.

American's shares dropped 5.1% to close at $17.17 on Friday, while the U.S. Global Jets exchange-traded fund (JETS) lost 3.1% and the S&P 500 index slid 1.9%.

Kudos to analyst Helane Becker at Cowen, who said Thursday the company could take the opportunity of the recent rally, which she didn't believe to be fundamentally driven, with an equity offering.

Don't miss: American Airlines stock soars after Q4 results but is 'dislocating with fundamentals,' analyst says (

On Friday, American Airlines disclosed in an 8-K filing ( with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it entered into "a new equity distribution agreement" for the issuance and at-the-market (ATM) sale from time to time of up to $1.12 billion worth of shares. The agreement was made with Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays and BNP Paribas.

Separately, American said it terminated on Thursday the previous $1 billion equity distribution agreement, which was entered into on Oct. 22, 2020. As part of that agreement, American said it raised $882.4 million, through the sale of 68.56 million shares of common stock at an average price of $12.87.

The airline also said it has new Boeing Co. (BA) planes to be delivered by the end of this year or in 2022, including new 737 Max jets. The aircraft was grounded world-wide for nearly two years after two deadly crashes, and cleared to fly again in the U.S. in November. Earlier this week European aviation authorities followed suit. (

The company said it had accepted delivery of five Max aircraft so far this year, with six more to be delivered in 2021 and 10 in 2022. American also expects the delivery of 19 "Dreamliner" 787 planes for 2021, and of several Aibus' A321Neo this year and the next.

Shares of American Airlines have run up 52.2% over the past three months but has lost 38.1% in the past 12 months, contrasting with the S&P 500 gains 13.6% the past three months and 13.1% the past year.

-Tomi Kilgore; 415-439-6400;


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