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    What Took Kodak (KODK) Stock As High As 88%

    By Shan Zee

    Dec 08,2020

    5:11 AM UTC

    In the main trading session, Eastman Kodak Corporation (KODK) shares rose 59.89 percent on Monday, and then added another 9.3 percent in the post market. This was due to the news that no irregularities were found by the Supervisory Authority in securing a loan for the creation of a pharmaceutical industry business.

    Kodak is an American company that manufactures photographic products for different forms of printing, as well as machinery and materials.

    The company concentrated on the launch of a new pharmaceuticals market. Kodak has already planned to manufacture certain drugs, including hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, which is thought to have some promise in the battle against COVID-19. In the United States, the firm is projected to manufacture 25 percent of all non-branded drug components.

    Kodak had to get a government loan earlier this summer to expand its operations. Around a week in advance, the company heard about its receipt. Immediately before the news of the loan was released, the executives issued options on Kodak shares. An internal investigation found that in these acts there were no violations.

    Stocks received a boost on Monday after a government watchdog said that by giving the organization a $765 million government loan to assist with the transition, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) did nothing wrong.

    The DFC Inspector General exempts himself from breaches in the study, as no proof of conflict of interest involving employees of the Department has been identified. The inquiry was narrow: as the focus of the Agency was on matters relating to the DFC’s competence and authority.

    When the loan was initially revealed, Kodak shares soared, but plummeted after it was suspended because of concerns about suspected violations. The market reacted to the report of the Inspector General as if Kodak was going to get a loan again which influenced the growth of stocks yesterday. While Kodak has justified its actions, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Congress continue to investigate the issue.

    Kodak shares have risen by 158.9 percent since the beginning of the year.

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