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New Hire News Sends Rolls-Royce Stock Into Full Supernova

Updated 4/18/2022 3 min read

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (OTC Pink: RLLCF) stock spiked as much as 470% on Tuesday after announcing a new CFO over the weekend.

RLLCF isn’t the main ticker symbol for Rolls-Royce in U.S. markets. The company also trades under the tickers RYCEF and RYCEY on OTCMarkets. Those tickers barely moved on Tuesday.

The company trades on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LON: RR.

Rolls-Royce is probably best known for its ultra-luxury vehicles with price tags starting at $300K.

However, the company is also a leading manufacturer of aviation engines. The UK-based company supplies both Airbus (privately held) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) with engines for many of their most popular aircraft.

The vast majority of commercial aviation engines are produced by General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), Pratt & Whitney (privately held), and Rolls-Royce.

The business has been hit hard after the travel industry was all but shut down in 2020.

Panos Kakoullis, who spent 30 years at the accountancy giant Deloitte has been named the new CFO.

According to a report from Sky News, Kakoullis “has no direct CFO experience at a FTSE-100,” which is the main stock index for the London Stock Exchange. The Sky report states that “One former colleague of [Kakoullis] said he was ‘ideally suited’ to the job, having advised blue-chip names including Tesco and Vodafone.”

Last year, Rolls-Royce cut 9,000 jobs and raised nearly $7 billion in new debt. This year, the company plans to temporarily close its jet-engine factories over the summer, which is expected to affect 19,000 employees.

Despite the challenges that lay ahead, U.S.-based traders piled into RLLCF stock when the market opened on Tuesday morning.

RLLCF closed at 1.7 cents per share on Friday. Tuesday morning, the price spiked as high as 9.8 cents per share, an increase of 470%. At writing, the stock is trading near 6 cents per share still up nearly 250% on the day.

Penny stock trading teacher Timothy Sykes commented, “No penny stock, C-class or main ticker, is a good long term-investment. Trade whatever is hot.”

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Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Read More

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A 2000 study called “Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors” evaluated 66,465 U.S. households that held stocks from 1991 to 1996. The households that traded most averaged an 11.4% annual return during a period where the overall market gained 17.9%. These lower returns were attributed to overconfidence.

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Barber, Brad M. and Odean, Terrance, Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors. Available at SSRN: “Day Trading for a Living?”

Barber, Brad M. and Lee, Yi-Tsung and Liu, Yu-Jane and Odean, Terrance and Zhang, Ke, Learning Fast or Slow? (May 28, 2019). Forthcoming: Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535636”

Chague, Fernando and De-Losso, Rodrigo and Giovannetti, Bruno, Day Trading for a Living? (June 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423101”