Anjali Sundaram | CNBC
Determining’s lightly traded class B shares surged more than 82% on Wednesday, showing a spike in volume and divergence from the gathering’s class A shares that is highly unusual.
The class B stock, which often sees volume of less than 10,000 dispensations in a day, had already changed hands about 600,000 times as of noon ET, according to FactSet. Meanwhile, the class A shares were stretched out on a more modest rise in volume, and its non-voting class C shares fell 0.3%.
Shares of Discovery have fallen acutely over the past week as Archegos Capital Management was forced to liquidate its position in the communications company and several other celebrities. Those sell-offs hit both share classes of Discovery in a similar manner, however, unlike the moves on Wednesday.
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The class B shares account for 10 votes per share versus one vote per share for class A, conforming to Discovery’s investor relations website. Roughly 95% of the class B shares are held by media executive John Malone, go together to FactSet.
–CNBC’s Chris Hayes contributed to this report.